Francesco Tamilia

Francesco is the Deputy Editor of World Healthcare Journal. Although environmental health issues related to climate change are his main area of interest, he also covers a wide range of topics in mental health, the acute sector and social care. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Francesco has written several extended features including the impact of Covid-19 in Colombia, Venice and daily updates of infections in the UK via interactive maps and charts.

As well as being a key health and climate change features writer, Francesco is responsible for multimedia output and digital engagement for all PPP publications. Francesco believes that recognising the climate crisis as a health crisis is crucial if we are to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Francesco has studied in the United States and the United Kingdom, obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster.

Articles by Francesco Tamilia
HealthJuly 21, 2021
Achieving net-zero in health service delivery
Reducing carbon emissions in health service delivery not only helps countries meet net-zero goals but also brings substantial public health benefits.
HealthApril 30, 2021
Achieving net zero in the NHS
The NHS has committed to to become world's first net zero health service. Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability of the NHS England\I and Dame Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust discuss the challenges and priorities of the NHS’s pathway to net zero
HealthApril 28, 2021
Climate change is aggravating the spread of infectious diseases
ICJ Editor Francesco Tamilia spoke with several infectious diseases experts to understand how climate change impacts the transmission of infectious diseases and what can be done to minimise and mitigate their impact on people’s health.
HealthMarch 16, 2021
We must put health at the centre of climate change discussions
Climate change is not only about melting ice or biodiversity loss, it also poses a major threat to people’s health. Although discourse on climate change has intensified in recent years, the direct health implications of climate change are still largely underreported.
Community healthMarch 11, 2021
Heatwaves are killing thousands every year – it will get worse
The damage of heatwaves to human health, productivity and lifestyles is growing. This is primarily because of the increasing likelihood of heatwaves caused by climate change. What are the impacts of this silent killer and what can be done about it?
HealthFebruary 17, 2021
Reactions to the new NHS reforms: long overdue or a poorly timed power grab?
The Government formally released a white paper last week aiming to legislate the process of joining up health and care services, reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and achieve greater accountability. What has been the reaction from the health and care community so far?
AcuteFebruary 4, 2021
We are failing to protect refugees from the pandemic
Integrated Care Journal (ICJ) Editor Francesco Tamilia spoke to Arash Bordbar, Chair of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) about the main challenge refugees around the world are facing during the covid-19 pandemic.

Climate emergency is a health emergency.

We can no longer turn a blind eye to this growing crisis

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