Zara Black '23

Developing nations around the world risk harmful effects to their healthcare systems and the health of their people as the impact of climate change increases.

The climate crisis threatens developing countries’ healthcare systems

As greenhouse gases cloud the air and weather patterns become more unpredictable, the global health systems in developing countries are struggling to cope with the influx of climate-related illnesses and diseases.   This increased burden on already strained healthcare systems leads to inadequate access to services for many people living in these countries.  The millions of citizens of Afghanistan, Qatar, Kenya, and Tunisia are at risk due to the effects air pollution, food insecurity, rising sea levels, water insecurity, natural disasters, and climbing temperatures have on their national healthcare systems.

Unstable environmental conditions lead to detrimental effects in Tunisia’s healthcare and population
Climbing temperatures put the future of Qatar’s people and healthcare at risk
Food insecurity becomes a growing issue as women lack accessibility to healthcare services
The Kenyan people maintain a thirst for safe water as climate change has an increased impact

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