It’s everyone’s nightmare to get diagnosed with a chronic illness, be it diabetes, a type of cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis or Alzheimer’s disease.
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“I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
A start of clinical years in Medical school presents with mixed feelings. There is the excitement that comes from finally tying book-knowledge with the patient’s symptomatic presentation which is the cutting edge that gradually defines your carrier, then there is the reality of the thin margin that exists between life and death. The magnitude of the latter drove health sciences students that are members of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network to undertake the initiative of advocating against Rheumatic Heart Disease, a disease that can be easily prevented but is a killer disease in the most developing countries yet one that be easily prevented.
It is now recognized that climate change, once a distant concept, has become a scathing reality in many countries around the world.
While the most visible manifestations of climate change remain noisy and / or tangible manifestations like unusual torrential rains resulting in floods and landslides, high or low temperatures, and droughts, some indirect manifestations remain insidious, slow and equally worrying. Among these manifestations is the effects on human and animal health.