Title: Climate Change and Global Health: Interventions, Altruism and Altruism
Introduction: Global health is affected by climate change, which is one of our greatest global threats. Climate change is estimated to cause an extra 250,000 deaths each year between 2030-2050 due to malaria, heat stress, malnutrition and diarrhea. Climate change has a global impact on health that is not limited to the developing world. It also impacts developed nations. The purpose of this paper is to highlight interventions implemented in response to climate change that affect health care and the delivery of healthcare. In addition, we will explore the role that altruism plays in global health and identify evidence-based solutions to the topic of global health.
Climate change has a number of impacts on healthcare and health. Climate change has a major impact on the health of people and the environment. Temperature and rainfall changes have played a role in the spreading of disease-carrying insect vectors, such as mosquitoes. Climate patterns have been implicated in the spread of Zika, dengue, and malaria. Climate change is also linked to water scarcity. Lack of clean water can cause poor sanitation, resulting in the spread and transmission of waterborne disease such as cholera or dysentery. In addition, climate change has been linked to more extreme weather, such as heatwaves. droughts and floods. The events that can occur are often associated with injuries, deaths, or displacement. They may also spread infectious diseases.
Climate change can have an impact on healthcare delivery. Extreme weather can cause damage to health facilities and disrupt healthcare. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, hospitals and clinics were closed, which led to patients’ displacement and reduced healthcare access. Due to emergency responses and long-term climate effects on health, healthcare costs can be increased by climate change.
Interventions: Several interventions have been made to deal with the impacts of climate changes on health worldwide. Implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas emission is one of the biggest interventions. Paris Agreement is a good example. It aims at limiting global warming by 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. Many countries also have taken measures to promote environmental health. This includes clean water and sanitation. As an example, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to achieve universal access to water and sanitation in 2030.
Implementing health adaptation strategies is another important intervention. These strategies increase healthcare system resilience against the effects of climate changes. World Health Organization, for instance, has created a framework to adapt the health sector to climate change. It includes such measures as increasing disease surveillance, improving healthcare infrastructure and creating early warning systems of extreme weather.
Role of altruism: The desire to promote the welfare of others can be a fundamental principle in global healthcare. The desire to improve the lives of others is altruism, a principle that is fundamental in global health. For example, the WHO’s constitution states that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.” Altruistic actions, such as the sharing of medical resources and expertise, can have a significant impact on the health of individuals and communities worldwide.
Implementing evidence-based intervention to deal with the global health issue: Climate change has a significant impact on health worldwide. The implementation of policies to reduce greenhouse gases is one of most important interventions. It can be done by increasing the use renewable energy.