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Introduction to Week 3


Welcome to Week 3 on the health effects of the climate crisis.

Last week saw how health professionals have responded to the threat of war, and in particular to the devastating effect of nuclear weapons. This week the heating of the globe as a form of structural violence against the health of people and the planet.

You will be taught by Stefi Barna, who coordinates the Sustainable Healthcare Education network in the UK.

By the end of the week, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the mechanisms by which climate change affects health
  2. Identify the relationship between health inequity and the climate crisis
  3. Discuss the duty of a health professional to ‘do no harm’ in this public health context .

Watch the short introductory video above, then move on to the next step when you’re ready.

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