Healthy environment - healthy people
Environment & Human Health Programme
A key aim of the Environment & Human Health Programme is to enhance scientists' capacity to answer complex research questions that span a range of disciplines.
This programme will bring together scientists from many disciplines including environmental science, medical, biomedical, socio-economic and public health research. There will also be close interaction with government departments and agencies. Working together to share knowledge, ideas and resources is vital for a holistic view of how the natural environment influences human health.
Our health is closely linked to the natural environment. Ecosystems are the planet's life-support system but they are becoming degraded by climate change, pollution, agricultural practices and urban development.
As a result, our water, air and food supplies are under pressure. This can have an adverse impact on our health and contribute to the cycle of poverty and disease.