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Charles Ssemugabo

Charles Ssemugabo is a Research Associate in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, Makerere University School of Public Health; EV 2016; Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) fellow; and a UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow.

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Planetary Health is a Movement now: Reflections from the 2021 Planetary Health Annual Meeting

Today, April 30, 2021, the University of São Paulo – the (virtual) host of the 4th Planetary Health Annual Meeting (PHAM), and the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) will launch the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health. The first of its kind, the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health outlines actions necessary to achieve the Great Tr...

How workplaces are fuelling the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa

All over the world, COVID-19 has redefined how we live our lives in the past year. Sadly, and more importantly, the pandemic has also claimed a lot of lives so far – with no end in sight yet. Although relatively “spared” compared to some other parts of the world, by February 2 Africa had registered 3,582,022, COVID-19 cases and 91,517 death...

Practices and perceptions of the planetary health diet in sub-Saharan Africa: the need for a gradual but steady transition

In order to tackle climate change (and a bunch of other wicked challenges), sustainable development has been put high on the global agenda in recent years – with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda obviously being the most prominent example. SDG 12, sustainable food production and consumption, is one of the core sustainable develo...

How does the planetary health debate resonate in Africa?

Last week’s Third Planetary Health meeting in Palo Alto at Stanford University marked nearly four years since the Lancet with support from the Rockefeller foundation launched The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health. The same year (2015), Wellcome Trust established the Our planet, Our health: responding to a changing ...

Mighty yet perilous: Why are pesticides ignored in global health debates?

My grandmother, later alone my mother were smallholder farmers in Uganda, and I grew up in the era where malaria was highly prevalent. So, I think I qualify to tell you a little bit about pesticide use for food production and public health. Quickly, I have witnessed both the use of sustainable (unconventional) and conventional food production pr...