World Medical Association sets out its priorities for 2017

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The World Medical Association (WMA) has said it hopes world leaders will increase their efforts to combat the effects of climate change in the year ahead. 

In a statement highlighting its biggest concerns for 2017, it said one of the most important new policies that the WMA adopted this year was to urge health organisations to transfer their investments from energy companies relying on fossil fuels to those generating energy from renewable sources, and it was hopeful there would be progress on this issue in the coming year. 

WMA President Dr. Ketan Desai said: “We would also hope to see governments strengthen public health systems to improve the capacity of communit...