ECTMIH 2023 Keynote Speaker: Dr Renzo Guinto
This week we caught up with Dr Renzo Guinto, director of the Planetary and Global Health programme at St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines.
Some key takeaways from Renzo:
Why it's important to look at global health and tropical medicine through a planetary health lens
Our health is already being affected by climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution and this requires a new holistic, integrated approach; planetary health is the integrative vision for the health of both people and the planet, and is something that we really need to push forward.
The main points he will address in his keynote at ECTMIH2023
Renzo will share the story of the Philippines, the effects of climate change, and the solutions that local communities are now coming up with, and the creation of a planetary health community to serve as an inspiration for others.
Here's what he had to say: