Planetary Health: Global Health’s Next Frontier? | 2022 Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture
Our annual Quie & Peterson Global Health Lecture honors the work of Dr. Paul G. Quie and Dr. Phillip K. Peterson, striving to continue their legacy of global health leadership and to inspire the next generation of global health leaders.
The health of humans and our communities is inexorably tied to the health of our planet. As has been made evident by health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and global climate change, our health and wellbeing is affected by the actions we take on our physical environment.
Join our 6th annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture for a discussion of planetary health. Our invited speaker, Dr. Renzo Guinto, will share about this new scientific field and social movement, the pressing challenges confronting the health of both people and the planet today, and how global health practitioners can integrate a planetary health lens into their healing mission.
Renzo Guinto, MD, DrPH, is the Chief Planetary Health Scientist and Co-Founder of the newly established Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Concurrently, he is the Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines. He is also a member of the National Panel of Technical Experts of the Climate Change Commission of the Philippines, and convener of Planetary Health Philippines – a community of Filipino scholars and practitioners for advancing the new discipline of planetary health.