About Us

What is Planetary Health?

Planetary health is the achievement of the highest attainable standard of health, wellbeing, and equity worldwide through judicious attention to the human systems—political, economic, and social—that shape the future of humanity and the Earth’s natural systems that define the safe environmental limits within which humanity can flourish. Progress toward planetary health implies the development of an improved understanding of the connections between natural systems and health.

Food security and quality of nutrition are important components of health. Sustainable agricultural practices can empower communities to secure their own health  and livelihood in the long term without threats of environmental degradation.
Basic healthcare is still unaffordable and inaccessible in several communities in Asia. Combined with new threats of climate change and pollution, provision of healthcare is an urgent necessity and is crucial to securing environmental health.
Ecosystem health and biodiversity conservation can no longer be sidelined as separate from human health. Local-driven conservation projects that support sustainable livelihood in various communities are proving to be key drivers of planetary health.
Organisations Advancing Planetary Health in Asia

Our Approach

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