The March 2020 issue of Partyline, the National Rural Health Alliance’s flagship online magazine, is now available.
The theme for this issue is climate and health. Climate change is intricately linked with health, and the health of rural communities is often the most affected. This includes the impact of extreme weather events such as the bushfires that devastated much of Australia earlier this year – and inspired a number of articles in this issue – as well as food insecurity, an increase in the spread of vector-borne diseases, and migration and forced displacement. When we asked our members and Friends of the Alliance what they wanted to see Partyline focus on in 2020, climate and health was overwhelmingly the suggestion.
We know that COVID-19 is quite rightly the most important health issue for most Australians at the moment. It’s our highest priority as well. But we do hope that, regardless, you find this climate and health themed issue of Partyline insightful and informative.
Highlights from this issue include:
As always, we hope you enjoy Partyline. Please get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any contributions or suggestions for future themes. The next issue is expected in June.