PATH partners with BBC StoryWorks and GCHA in new series "The Climate and Us"
Washington, DC, November 16, 2023 – PATH is proud to announce its participation in the new series "The Climate and Us," presented by the Global Climate Health Alliance and produced for them by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions. This groundbreaking series offers a unique perspective on how the climate crisis is impacting human health and explores the solutions emerging from the health care sector and beyond.
Spanning six continents and comprising 31 compelling stories, "The Climate and Us" highlights PATH's initiative in Uganda, where we are addressing the delayed dangers that often follow devastating floods, including the threat of disease outbreaks, such as the deadly bacterial infection anthrax, which affects both humans and animals. By implementing innovative approaches, including the vaccination of cows and educational efforts, PATH is supporting veterinarians and medical professionals in Uganda to protect lives and livelihoods while preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases.
Heather Ignatius, PATH’s Chief of External Affairs, emphasized the importance of storytelling in conveying the complexities of the climate crisis and potential solutions. "This series is a critical tool to raise awareness, inspire action, and promote collaboration in addressing climate's impact on our world and health. It offers hope while showcasing the dedication of PATH and peers to make health systems stronger and more prepared to withstand emergencies and extreme weather events.”
Dr. Jeni Miller, Executive Director of the Global Climate and Health Alliance, emphasized the importance of addressing climate change's impact on health, stating, "Every day, those of us in the health community witness the toll that climate change and its impacts—extreme storms, heat waves, droughts, sea level rise, and flooding—take on people's lives, their health, and wellbeing. While the threats and challenges are significant, hope lies in the many efforts people all around the world are making to respond to every aspect of the crisis."
Viewers can watch the entire series "The Climate and Us" on the hub site, www.theclimateandus.com.
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.
About Global Climate and Health Alliance
The Global Climate and Health Alliance was formed in Durban in 2011 to tackle climate change and to protect and promote public health. The Alliance is made up of health and development organizations from around the world united by a shared vision of an equitable, sustainable future. Our vision is a world in which the health impacts of climate change are kept to a minimum, and the health co-benefits of climate change mitigation are maximised. The Alliance was launched following the inaugural Climate and Health summit, which took place in 2011 during the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
About BBC Storyworks
BBC StoryWorks is BBC Studio’s commercial creative studio. Our teams of writers, producers, designers and film-makers are separate to the BBC’s News and editorial teams. BBC StoryWorks works with brands to develop and deliver high quality content across BBC Studio’s digital and TV platforms, as well as representing other BBC-branded digital assets.