The Lancet Countdown launches a new regional centre in South America!

The Lancet Countdown is excited to announce the opening of a new regional centre on climate change and health in South America

The Lancet Countdown: Health and Climate Change in South America is based within the Clima centre at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru and is led by Director, Dr. Stella Hartinger, who is a contributing author to the global Lancet Countdown annual report.

With the aim of promoting national-level research and ensuring that policymakers around the world recognise the health benefits of a robust response to climate change the Lancet Countdown is establishing new offices around the globe.

Across South America climate change is undermining the foundations of good health, threatening the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the hospitals and clinics we depend on. However, the response to climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.

The Lancet Countdown: Health and Climate Change in South America brings together academic institutions and UN agencies to track how climate change is affecting health across the continent, how countries in South America are responding, and the health benefits of an accelerated response.

See full details of the newly established Lancet Countdown South America here and follow the new centre on Twitter. The webpage will be available in Spanish shortly.