COVID-19 and climate-smart health care: health sector opportunities for synergistic response to the COVID-19 and climate crises

As the COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems worldwide, a new report brings together low-carbon and climate-resilient health solutions that can help protect the planet and individuals against future threats. The report, COVID-19 and Climate-Smart Health Care: Health Sector Opportunities for Synergistic Response to the COVID-19 and Climate Crises, provides a framework based on lessons from the global COVID-19 health response to help countries build stronger health systems and leapfrog toward climate-smart universal health coverage (UHC). UHC allows countries to make the most of their human capital, ensuring that people have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship.