Humankind wages a war against nature – and risks our very survival in the process. Though the average global citizen’s health has improved over the past century, the health of our planet has sharply declined—putting historically recent, and fragile, public health gains at risk. It poses a health emergency for planet earth and threatens a healthy and liveable future for generations to come. Since 2020, planetary health has garnered increased attention in African scientific institutions and networks.
In this web seminar, Dr. Martin Herrmann will present the boundary-breaking concept of planetary health and its recent rise to global attention. He will introduce the Planetary Health Network in Eastern Africa and lay out a vision for its future. The DAAD Nairobi and Dr. Herrmann are looking forward to a thorough and lively discussion!