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Lancet Publishes ‘Manifesto For Planetary Health’

The Lancet has published a manifesto for planetary health, stating, “This manifesto for transforming public health calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at all levels of society — personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary. Our aim is to respond to the threats we face: threats to human health and wellbeing, threats to the sustainability of our civilization, and threats to the natural and human-made systems that support us. Our vision is for a planet that nourishes and sustains the diversity of life with which we co-exist and on which we depend. Our goal is to create a movement for planetary health. … An urgent transformation is required in our values and our practices based on recognition of our interdependence and the interconnectedness of the risks we face…” The journal calls on individuals to sign the manifesto (3/8).

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