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Climate change is adding to a growing infectious disease burden – we need coordinated action now

Climate change is not just an environmental emergency, but a public health one too. Image: Pexels/RODNAE Productions

Shyam Bishen

Head, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

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A graphic showing the effects of climatic, technological and demographic change on disease emergence, dynamics and spread.
Global changes have increased the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, despite significant improvements in sanitation and access to healthcare. Image: Nature.

A graphic showing climate change vulnerability and climate-sensitive health risks.
Climate change has both direct and indirect health impacts. Image: World Health Organization.

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