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Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century according to World Health Organization and health professionals have a duty of care to current and future generations.

They are on the front line in protecting people from climate impacts - from more heat-waves and other extreme weather events; from outbreaks of infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue and cholera; from the effects of malnutrition; as well as treating people that are affected by cancer, respiratory, cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases caused by environmental pollution.

Read the article on WHO's site.

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