More Opinions In Global Health

The Lancet: Climate migration requires a global response
Editorial Board

“…While the world makes provisions for halting the climate emergency, we must recognize the impact it is having right now on the health of people worldwide. People forced from their homes over legitimate concerns about their health find themselves at the mercy of a system that offers them no legal protections, no recompense, no health care, and no safety. Universal health care for migrants, as recommended in our Lancet Migration global collaboration, is a necessity for protecting the health of all migrants. Instituting just this, let alone other recommendations, including greater understanding of patterns of migration, advocacy for the rights of migrants, and addressing the evidence gaps in the field of migration and health, demands a far greater level of international coordination. To delay addressing these issues any longer risks the health and well-being of the millions of people who are already being displaced, let alone those who face an uncertain future in a warming world” (3/14).

Foreign Policy: Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis Now Poses a Global Threat
Kathleen Page, associate professor and medical doctor at Johns Hopkins University, and Tamara Taraciuk Broner, acting deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas division covering Venezuela (3/12).

The Guardian: Women shouldering the burden of climate crisis need action, not speeches
Patricia Scotland, secretary general of the Commonwealth (3/13).