PSR Florida’s Dr. Ankush Bansal at COP28 December 7, 2023

COP28 is happening in Dubai as I type and post this. PSR Florida Board Member, Ankush Bansal, MD, is attending this year’s conference, including the first ever “Health Day”. Dr. Bansal serves as Delegation Co-Chair for the World Medical Association (WMA)! Here is a photo of Dr. Bansal, along with WMA colleagues meeting with the Director of Climate Change, Environment, and Health at WHO, Dr. Maria Neria. And another photo of Dr. Bansal with the Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedroa, along with young medical professionals. Stay tuned for more photos!

Dr. Bansal participated in a panel discussion to the YOUNGO (young people) on climate change in medical education, along with presenters from Kenya, Jordon, Australia, UK and Taiwan-photo group of 6. Dr. Bansal also had the privilege of meeting with the Africa CDC Director-His Excellency Dr. Jean Kaseya, and the US Assistant Secretary of Health (ASH) at the Department of Health and Human Services, Admiral Rachel L. Levine, MD.

Dr. Bansal meeting with WMA physicians from Austria, Norway, Italy, UK and Finland. In the first-ever health day at a COP, 40 million health professionals from around the globe, joined the call to action by the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society organizations, to prioritize health in climate negotiations at COP28.

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