“Racism and the climate crisis are two pressing issues that not only reinforce one another; both are rooted in colonial mindsets and systems that oppress our fellow human beings and desecrate our planet.”
Dr. Renzo Guinto, the inaugural director of the Planetary and Global Health Program at St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, has been named a member of the O’Neill – Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health.
Congrulations Dr. Guinto! Your Lukan family is very proud!
Click here to read the article posted by Manila Times: https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/02/16/news/filipino-doctor-named-to-healthcare-commission-against-racism/1878977
The O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global Health is founded on the recognition that racism, rather than race, creates and maintains unjust and avoidable health inequities in countries around the world. The Commission will identify and promote the implementation of anti-racist actions and strategies by states, civil society actors, and global health institutions, in order to reduce structural discrimination through targeted research and collaborations that will foster policy dialogue within and across sectors that impact health and wellbeing.