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Source: Charite – Universitatsmedizin BerlinCharité experts on connections, consequences and solutionsHow can the world become healthier? Leading experts from science, politics, business and civil society will meet at the World Health Summit on 27 and 29 October in Berlin. A key theme this year is the impact of climate change on people’s health. Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), talks about the climate as the greatest health threat of our time and what needs to change. “At 42 degrees, the human being is in Risk of death. If the temperature is too high, it is a medical emergency – and that also applies to the earth, “says World Health Summit President Prof. Dr. med. Detlev Ganten the danger of climate change for human health. Professor Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health, adds: “So far, neither the policy nor the majority of society has understood the urgency of the situation. We have to act as soon as possible. Because one thing is certain: Without a healthy soil with a stable climate, there can be no healthy life for us humans. “Temperature rise, heat waves, droughts or floods. How does the climate affect human health? Which options for action and which opportunities are there, in the face of increased infectious diseases, more cardiovascular diseases, more allergies? Discussion potential is offered by two sessions on this year’s main theme “Climate and Health”. Experts from the Charité and others will speak during a press conference. Press Conference Climate change is the 21st century’s greatest threat to global health. Connections and consequences today and in the future.Monday, 28.10., 11.00 to 12.00, Kosmos, Karl-Marx-Allee 131a, Berlin, Room: Global Health Lounge ParticipantsProf. Dr. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch, Professor for Climate Change and Health, Charité and PIKSylvia Hartmann, Director of the German Alliance for Climate Change and Health (KLUG), representative of the medical students BVMDProf. Dr. Detlev Ganten, President World Health SummitDr. Eckart von Hirschhausen, doctor, moderator, cabaret artist, scientist for FutureChristoph Heinrich, director of nature conservation, WWFSessions at the WHS on the subject (The discussions are in the press). Monday, 28.10. From 9am to 10.30pm Climate Change and Public Health – Threats, Challenges and Solutions Chairs: Dr. Eckart von HirschhausenScientist for FutureProf. Dr. Chisato MoriChiba University, Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, DirectorSpeakers: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine GabryschCharité – University Medicine Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Professor for Climate Change and Health

World Health SummitThe World Health Summit in Berlin is one of the world’s leading conferences on global health issues. 300 speakers and 2,500 participants from 100 nations are expected this year, including about 20 ministers from around the world, the head of the WHO and leading experts from science, politics, business and civil society. The World Health Summit was established in 2009 at the Charité and is under the patronage of Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The entire World Health Summit is open to the press. The conference language is English. Accreditation:

Links World Health Summit Prof. Dr. Dr. Sabine Gabrysch, a Professor of climate change and health, Charité and SPADES

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