Climate Change and Healthcare Systems (Ongoing)

Posted On 2023-03-01 09:57:33

This series on “Climate Change and Healthcare Systems” is edited by Dr. Matteo Paganini from University of Padova (Italy) and Dr. Franko Haller from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (UK).

Matteo Paganini, MD
Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padova, 35121 Padova, Italy

Matteo Paganini started his career at the University of Padova, obtaining his medical degree and then specializing in emergency medicine. During his training, he developed research skills in several but interconnected fields: emergency medicine, environmental physiology, public health. He alternates clinical practice in emergency department and emergency medical service, as Research Fellow at the University of Padova; member of several scientific international societies in the fields of emergency medicine, wilderness medicine, and drowning.

Franko Haller, FRCEM, MSc 
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Franko is an Emergency Medicine doctor currently working in a major trauma centre in Manchester, UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. With a dissertation titled 'Climate change and ambulance services in Europe', Franko has been investigating how the impact of global temperature rise has been affecting prehospital emergency medicine. He graduated as one of the first Master of Science in the Prehospital Emergency Medicine program at Queen Mary University of London. He is currently leading the organisational board of the first Mediterranean Prehospital Emergency Medicine (MPHEM2024) conference bringing prehospital clinicians from the Mediterranean together. One of the focuses of the conference will be on climate change and prehospital medicine. Franko is very passionate about education in medicine and has been involved in teaching medical students, and clinicians on multiple life support courses.

Series outline:

  1. Introductory preface for the special series 
  2. Healthcare systems adaptations to a changing environment 
  3. Economic impacts of climate change on healthcare systems 
  4. Current challenges in health economics and climate change 
  5. Emergency medical systems and climate change 
  6. Vulnerability of public health systems to heatwaves 
  7. Hospital vulnerability to climate change
  8. Emergency Departments and Climate Change Challenges

The special series “Climate Change and Healthcare Systems” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Public Health and Emergency without any funding or sponsorship. Drs. Matteo Paganini and Franko Haller are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the special series.