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7 Facts Showing Why Our Health Depends on the Environment

A planetary health approach


Origins of new pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 stem from environmental degradation, so the COVID-19 pandemic should make us see the connection between our health and the environment.

Protecting the environment and taking a planetary health approach is an essential strategy for avoiding other major health crises in the future.


Infographic made by the Communications team with the support of the researcher Cristina O'Callaghan.