The 2009 Commonwealth Health Ministers meeting (CHMM) to be held in Geneva 17 May 2009 has as its theme: climate change and health.
In preparation for the CHMM, the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance (CHPA) undertook a Climate change and health survey of health professionals in Commonwealth countries. Over 800 individuals from 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries returned the survey, as well as a number of health professional associations who returned surveys on behalf of a membership numbering in excess of 200,000 individuals. Responses were received from nurses, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, community health workers and others such as dietitians, physiotherapists and health administrators. There were some key messages from health professionals in Commonwealth countries to Commonwealth Health Ministers.
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For further information contact: CHPA@commonwealthnurses.org