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Climate change in Africa and the Middle East in light of health, ubuntu and Islam

Thaddeus Metz

Abstract


This article principally addresses the likely effects of global warming on health in developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, northern Africa and the Middle East as well as how medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, bioethicists and public health researchers, should respond to them in light of ubuntu and Islam, values characteristically held in those regions.


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Thaddeus Metz, University of Johannesburg

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Keywords

Africa; Climate change; Communion; Dignity; Health; Islamic bioethics; ubuntu

Cite this article

South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2016;9(2):88. DOI:10.7196/SAJBL.2016.v9i2.489

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-07-02
Date published: 2016-10-18

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