Doctors for the Environment Australia is a national voluntary organisation of medical doctors and students.
We are from all specialities of medicine - GPs, surgeons, physicians, anaesthetists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, public health specialists, academics, medical students and researchers.
We bring together an extraordinary level of leadership and expertise drawn from every branch of medicine.
Good health is inextricably linked to healthy, stable environments. Our mission is ‘to promote health through care of the environment’.
We use our leadership, medical expertise and compelling scientific evidence to demonstrate the important health benefits of clean air and water, biodiverse natural places, stable climates and sustainable health care systems.
We use our scientific and medical skills to educate, inform and influence governments, industry, the public and our colleagues of the health importance of our natural environment.
To our patients we aim to provide a role model in the care of the environment for this is part of a preventative health ethos.
We advocate for the conservation and restoration of the natural environment and sustainable development which meets the needs of the current population without compromising the health of future generations.
Where there are diseases caused by damage to the earth’s environment, we work to address the diseases on a local, national and global basis. For example, climate change will bring to Australia an increased burden of heat stroke, injury from fire and storm, infectious diseases and social disruption and mental illness, whilst in the developing world it will bring famine and water shortage.
The medical profession has a proud record of service to the community. DEA members’ commitment to the community is not only personal clinical care, but also lending their expertise to and actively addressing, global issues that threaten the future of humanity.
DEA relies on the time and financial contributions of our members and the general public to help it achieve its mission.
If you are a medical doctor or student please join us as a member.
If you are not a medical professional but would like to assist you can choose to provide a donation or If you are looking to leave a legacy for future generations please consider our bequest program. *
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*Doctors for the Environment Australia is a registered charity and a deductible gift recipient. Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible in Australia.