Maggie Rarieya, Amref: “There's a silent killer that's coming into climate change which is mental health ... Climate change is having an impact on all our lives in very different ways.”
Maggie Rarieya, Amref: "Over a quarter of the world's diseases now have been attributed because of climate change, and over 250,000 deaths annually, have been directly attributed to climate change. And this happens in a myriad of ways."
Fiona Smith-Laittan, GSK: “We're looking at building the resilience of health systems and strengthening it, making them able to absorb and respond to climate shocks. I think that's where working in groups and #partnerships has been amazing.”
Elaine Mead, Alliance for Water Stewardship: "Healthcare ... has become a major contributor to climate emissions ... it's pretty recently we've recognised the impact of the delivery of health care."
Hannah Green, GSK: “Private sector companies in the healthcare sector do seem like starting to take accountability in their role in climate change. There's more work to do in terms of bringing the health lens to (the) climate change conversation.”
Elaine Mead, Alliance for Water Stewardship: “Healthcare is fundamentally about people. ClimateAction & healthcare have been disconnected. We need to look at current models & materials that we use for care because they're increasingly proven to be unsustainable...”
Hannah Green, GSK: “If we're doing any kind of climate mitigation work and nature based solutions, we need to do that in a way which designs healthcare benefits from the beginning.”