Health is not merely the absence of disease- it is a positive state of wellbeing.
Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing are all intertwined, and connected to the healthiness of our life conditions, relationships, lifestyles, diets, habitats and the society in which we live.
We need to heal ourselves, each other and our planet to ensure a thriving future for our species and all life on earth.
In fact, a new discipline, planetary health, is emerging that focuses on the increasingly visible connections among the well-being of humans, other living things and entire ecosystems.
Humanity’s destruction of biodiversity creates the conditions for new viruses and diseases like COVID-19, the viral disease that emerged in China in December 2019, to arise—with profound health and economic impacts in rich and poor countries alike.