Climate crisis = health crisis: A COP26 debrief with MSF
In this episode of Everyday Emergency, we listen in on a discussion about COP26, why Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) was a part of it, and what the MSF delegates attending the summit learned from their participation.
The discussion is hosted by Dr Christos Christou, MSF's international president, and took place as a Twitter Spaces conversation on Friday 19 November 2021.
Christos chats with Dr Maria Guevara, MSF's international medical secretary, and Stephen Cornish, General Director of MSF Switzerland, both of whom attended COP26 as observational delegates for MSF this year.
MSF and the climate emergency
The climate emergency is also a healthcare emergency. When extreme weather events occur, it is the most vulnerable people who suffer the most.
This crisis isn’t only about the catastrophic cyclones and typhoons that hit the headlines. This is about the spread of deadly disease that can follow. The increasing risk of drought and famine. Of rising water levels. Desertification. The mass displacement of people from their homes...