Centering Global Issues and Climate Justice
Climate change threatens all MCH programs across the globe. AMCHP and their partners must analyze how the globe arrived to the crisis point and discover how to mitigate against the challenges. AMCHP’s Global Health Initiative held a webinar in November, titled “The Intersection of Climate Change and Maternal and Child Health: Centering Global Issues and Climate Justice.” The following speakers gave presentations:
- Jyotsna Krishnakumar, Ph.D., Director, Community Well Being Programme: WASH at Keystone Foundation in Kotagiri, India
- Camille Delgado-Lopez, Epidemiologist, Surveillance for Emerging Threats to Mothers and Babies at the Children with Special Medical Needs Division, Puerto Rico Health Department
- Jack DiMatteo, Legislative Assistant for U.S. Congresswoman, Representative Lauren Underwood (IL), Black Maternal Health Caucus.
The objective of the webinar was to explore successful global and local efforts that are working to combat the greatest challenges facing maternal and child health at the intersection of climate change. This knowledge can motivate efforts to consider what can be done about these issues within global and local communities.
From policy making to youth activism, the webinar discussion looks at the innovative practices of people and groups around the world working to solve the biggest issue of our lifetime. To learn more about climate change in MCH populations globally and domestically, you may watch a recording of the webinar here.