Health and Wellbeing

The climate crisis is a health crisis

World Health Day 2022 is dedicated to keeping both humans and the planet healthy, with the goal of creating a movement to organize societies focused on well-being. Two years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency, governments worldwide still fail to see that the pandemic is but a first symptom of a world running out of breath. On this occasion, this blog presents some insights from the International Science Council’s upcoming COVID-19 Outcome Scenarios report, to be released on 17 May 2022, serving as a stark warning that environmental action is required now to limit the scope of future existential threats.


How collaboration and new drugs could beat malaria

With its rolling hills and traditional thatched adobe houses, Vhembe District may look picture perfect. Yet, many people who call this part of Limpopo, South Africa home, live with the deadly threat of malaria.


Tomorrow’s visionaries: Medicine’s hidden players

It is hard to imagine the extent that medical physics and engineering have shaped and improved modern healthcare over the last 50 years. Technologies such as X-rays, MRI scans, ultrasound and particle accelerators used in cancer treatment, are all contributions from brilliant medical physicists and engineers and have become vital in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.


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