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Planetary Health: Protecting Global Health on a Rapidly Changing Planet

This year's annual Lancet International Health Lecture will be presented by Dr Samuel Myers, Senior Research Scientist at Harvard T.H Chan of School of Public Health and Director of the Planetary Health Alliance.
When Nov 13, 2017
Where Henry Wellcome Lecture Theatre, London
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Dr Myers's research work spans the following fields:

  • Global nutritional impacts of rising concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere
  • Health impacts of land management decisions in SE Asia associated with biomass burning and particulate air pollution.
  • Nutritional impacts of reduced access to wildlife (bushmeat) in the diet in Madagascar.
  • Local (in Madagascar) and global consequences of fisheries decline for human nutrition and health.
  • Impact of animal pollinator declines on human nutrition at a global scale.
  • Building a global food atlas of per capita dietary intake and food nutrient density to cover 95% of the world’s population.

As the Director of the Planetary Health Alliance, Dr Myers oversees a multi-institutional effort to support research, education, and policy efforts around the world, focused on understanding and quantifying the human health impacts of disrupting Earth’s natural systems and translating that understanding into resource management decisions globally. He is also teaching Harvard University’s first course on Planetary Health.

 

For further details, please see the source article here.

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