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AFMW President invited to attend the Western Pacific Region Consultation on Climate and Health

AFMW President invited to attend the Western Pacific Region Consultation on Climate and Health

On May 11th 2021, I will be attending the Western Pacific Region Consultation on Climate and Health. This event is being organised by the World Health Organization, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, and other health partners.

This is part of a series of consultations which will build on recent health leadership in climate action, including the Healthy Recovery letter which AFMW has contributed to, and the Race to Zero Dialogue on Climate and Health organised in partnership with the UNFCCC. The Regional Consultations are part of a series of activities paving the way to the United Nations climate negotiations in November (COP26).

These consultations provide an important opportunity for the health community and AFMW in particular, to offer guidance to climate decision-makers during a crucial year for climate action. Given the extraordinary pressures and demands on the health community during the ongoing pandemic, and the gendered impacts of climate change on women and children, such consultations provide an opportunity for AFMW to engage and lend its weight to these discussions.

Yours sincerely,
Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis
MBBS FRACGP DRANZCOG MHH

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