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New publication advocating for a proactive approach to planetary health prevention

New publication advocating for a proactive approach to planetary health prevention

02.12.2021

 

The lack of preparedness and the adoption of a reactive approach underlie the many mistakes made in the handling the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest commentary from the JHU-UPF Public Policy Center researchers Joan Benach, Christos Zografos, Lucinda Cash-Gibson, Eliana Martínez-Herrera and Juan M. Pericàs, in the journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Instead, they advocate for a proactive approach to planetary health prevention, suited for addressing the neglected systemic determinants of health which generate disease, inequality and environmental degradation, and capable of anticipating both known and unknown risks and foreseeing possible future threats.

 

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