Global climate change directly and indirectly impacts the spread of infectious diseases and threatens the public health progress made since the founding of our Society. ASTMH membership recognizes that our activities, both individual and collective, influence climate change and that we can leverage our strengths to be better stewards of our interconnected planet.
In order to successfully carry out our Society’s goals, we commit to:
- Holding ourselves responsible as a community for our impact by reducing the environmental footprint of the Annual Meeting and the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
- Encouraging interdisciplinary research and partnerships to advance environmental sustainability within our global health efforts
- Raising awareness within our Society’s reach