Environmental health (Care of creation)

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International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. WHO-UNEP Health and Environment Linkages Initiative
    Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Consumption and Production– Priority Products and Materials  (Summary p82)
  2. Environmental health topics
  3. Children’s environmental health programs
    Healthy Environments for Children Alliance
  4. Quantifying environmental health impacts programs
  5. 10 facts on preventing disease through healthy environments
  6. Climate change topics
  7. Livestock’s long shadow: environmental issues and options
    Livestock a major threat to environment
  8. Environmental pollution topics
  9. Air pollution topics
  10. Indoor air pollution topics
    Indoor air pollution Fact Sheets
  11. Chemical safety topics
    International Programme on Chemical Safety
  12. Health-care waste topics
  13. Ionizing radiation programs
  14. Ultraviolet radiation programs

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

A. Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI) Publications
Christian Medical Journal of India (CMJI)—Numerous articles, some contain no references to IS&Gs but appear to demonstrate compliance:
Our World, Our Health

B. Contact Publication of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and former Christian Medical Commission (CMC). Includes numerous articles demonstrating FBO work in the establishment as well as promotion of IS&Gs.
Environment and health: Making the connection

A. The Lancet Global Health Series:
Energy and Health 2007
Global Health Commissions:
Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health  2015
Household Air Pollution Commission 2014

B. New England Journal of Medicine Global Health See especially:
Global Health: Globalization, Climate Change, and Human Health 2013
Global Climate Change and Infectious Diseases 2010

Updated: Mar 2017