The Emergency Medicine Day campaign for 2024 will be dedicated to the impact of climate change on Emergency Medicine.
The compelling testimonies from colleagues and patients have made clear to us that we must take action and ensure that this issue is brought to the attention of everyone.
Climate change is humanity's biggest health threat currently, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). “Climate change is impacting people’s health in a myriad of ways, including: Leading to death and illness from increasingly frequent extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, storms and floods, disruption of food systems, an increase in zoonoses and food-, water- and vector-borne diseases, and mental health issues.
This model provides a forecast of extreme heat days for the next 15 years (developed by Carbon Plan in collaboration with the Washington Post).
What does Emergency Medicine mean to you? We want to hear experiences from patients, nurses, physicians to explain the importance of EM.
Write an opinion piece, record a video, share EM-day on your website and in your newsletter, contact a local journalist. Check the materials that can help you on your mission i.e. press release, poster template, logos and more.
Write to your political parties and explain we need their commitment to take action to protect Emergency care for the patients.
to create your social media post and your posters to promote your activity, your thoughts or to show your support.
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