China.org.cn September 5, 2022
In a statement released Monday, the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), which is made up of more than 40 health and medical organizations, warned that the strain on the health system was growing as Australia is hit by more catastrophic fires and floods.
Ahead of meeting at the Better Futures Forum in Canberra on Monday, health leaders said they would discuss the urgent priorities for the government's proposed national climate health plan.
"Climate change is already killing Australians. The pressure on the health system and our health professionals is immense - all in the middle of a global pandemic," Fiona Armstrong, founder of the CAHA, said in the statement.