Dr Ranee Thakar, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has been elected as a Trustee for UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC), announced today.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr Ranee Thakar said:
“The climate crisis affects women's sexual and reproductive health and rights, from the streets of the UK, where air pollution limits lives and affects pregnancy outcomes, to the severe disruption to health care experienced by women and girls living in areas most vulnerable to the effects of increasingly extreme weather.
As President, one of my priorities is helping our Members and Fellows take meaningful action on making the O&G specialist more sustainable, and to advocate for a healthier future for women and girls. I am delighted to have been elected as a Trustee for UKHACC and look forward to supporting their goals, which so closely aligns with ours.”
The RCOG is an active member of UKHACC, which brings together health professionals to advocate for just responses to the climate and ecological crisis, promote the health benefits that flow from those responses, and empower members and health professionals to respond to the crisis in their professional and personal lives.
This year, the RCOG was proud to sign up to UKHACC’s ten commitments, and is shaping future College work around these principles. Our work is also being developed in accordance with the annual Climate and Health Scorecard for UK professional and regulatory health organisations, which we participate in.
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UKHACC brings together health professionals to advocate for responses to the climate and ecological crisis, promote the health benefits that flow from those responses, and empower members and health professionals to respond to the crisis in their professional and personal lives.