Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is an organisation of doctors who recognise that human health and wellbeing require an environment; free of pollution, capable of providing nutritious food, rich in biodiversity, and able to provide for current and future generations sustainably.
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On behalf of all of us at DEA, I’m delighted to congratulate Dr Eugenie Kayak who has been appointed Melbourne Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare in the Department of Critical ......Featured News News & Media
The AMA and DEA outlined their plans to heads of state and federal health departments to reduce the healthcare sector’s carbon footprint....News News & Media Sustainable Health Care
Climate change is a health emergency, which is already contributing to life-threatening illness and deaths and the Australian healthcare sector is part of the problem – contributing about 7 per cent to Australia’s national carbon...Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Health Care
Towards net zero emissions in healthcare The changing climate is exposing our patients and communities to more frequent and intense extreme weather. Health professionals are increasingly treating climate-related illnesses, and ......Featured Other Resources Sustainable Health Care
Dr Richard Yin and Dr Carolyn Orr write a powerful call to action for the health sector to ban fossil fuel advertising and promotion in InSight+. As we did with ......Featured News & Media Opinion Pieces
The toll of climate change on school-aged children and young people’s mental health is huge, but often overlooked. And how should schools deal with them? To explore this important issue ......Mental Health News & Media Opinion Pieces
Climate change is first and foremost a health issue and is a major concern for the health sector. DEA joined leading health organisations at the Climate and Health Alliance Health Leaders ......Event Featured News
When we think of carbon emissions, we don’t often think of healthcare’s substantial contribution. Yet, in Australia alone, this sector is responsible for 7% of our national carbon emissions. Australia’s ......Featured News News & Media Opinion Pieces Sustainable Health Care
Australian doctors are pushing for greater buy-in from the health care sector to reduce its carbon footprint and are urging further action from medical colleges who signed up to a ......Featured Media Releases News & Media Sustainable Health Care
Europe has experienced a record-breaking heatwave. Heatwaves pose a serious health threat but are often underestimated, DEA NSW Chair Dr Loo said. “People really underestimate, even some of my own ......Featured News News & Media