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Doctors for the Environment Australia’s work is strengthened by relationships based on shared values and goals. We thank the following organisations with whom we collaborate in our mission of protecting health through care of the environment.

DEA and the AMA have a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to work together towards net zero carbon emissions in the Australian health care system and to address the health impacts of climate change.

In particular:- 

  • We agree that fundamental to mitigation is the requirement for national emissions reductions aligned to science-based targets.
  • We will work to help achieve this by advocating for and supporting a transition to an environmentally sustainable healthcare sector. This includes the success of the National Health Sustainability and Climate Unit, equipping current and future doctors with the knowledge to provide sustainable healthcare, and promoting environmentally sustainable changes of practice for healthcare organisations and facilities.
  • We will advocate for improved understanding and planning of the health impacts of climate change, including influencing the direction of the National Health and Climate Strategy, and improved data collection and research relating to healthcare’s environmental impact and the health impacts of climate change.
  • We will work to improve public understanding about the human health benefits of a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, with support for reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions on health grounds.
  • We will work to support the trusted voices of doctors and the wider health system to advocate for action on climate change, as we are often on the front line, treating patients who have been affected by extreme weather events.

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the peak professional body for doctors in Australia and we are pleased to work alongside them.

The Australian Federation of Medical Women (AFMW) is a not for profit, politically neutral, non sectarian, non government organisation that seeks to improve the health of all Australians, especially the health of women and children.


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The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (a free web resource) has been helping to close the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders other Australians by making the evidence base freely accessible