Planetary health is the business of the medical profession because the health of our patients is at risk
During the lifetime of many MJA readers, there have been remarkable improvements in human health. Since 1950, global average life expectancy has risen 25 years to its current level of 72 years, and global infant mortality rates have decreased substantially from around 210 per 1000 live births to just over 30 per 1000 now.1-3
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