Climate Change and Health - Implications for the Northern Territory

Prevention is better than cure. That’s true about climate warming too. 

Are you concerned about the impact of climate change on the Australian community? Do you want to understand the issues and meet colleagues who care?

We are pleased to offer health professionals: doctors; nurses; midwives; pharmacists; physiotherapists; speech therapists; psychologists; patient advocates, health managers and others connected to the health sector the opportunity to hear their colleagues speak at an early evening event. 


Guest Speakers  Dr Liz Hanna (RN, RCCN, BA, MPH (UniSyd) PhD (LaTrobe), FPHAA, FACN) Senior Fellow, Fenner School of Environment & Society & Climate Change Institute. Chair of Environmental Health Working Group. World Federation of Public Health Associations from the Australia National University College of Science. She is an expert in climate impacts on human health, adaptation options and strategies to boost community resilience and health sector preparedness, with a specific focus on heat exposures and disasters.

Also presenting from the Northern Territory, Dr Mark de Souza Emergency Physician, Royal Darwin Hospital and Ms Joanna Kieboom BEng (Mech) Hons, Assets Strategy Manager (Health Portfolio), Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics in the Northern Territory Government, and Mr Arne Orstavik from Australian Youth Climate Coalition.

The health sector not only cares for the health of the community but is a creator of waste and a consumer of energy. How can we minimise waste, consume less energy and switch to clever technologies that reduce impact on the environment?

The speakers will talk about their motivations, reflections and actions to work towards healing the environment and reducing climate harm.

Video links also available to listeners across the Territory where-ever you live via Zoom. Please contact admin at  to request Zoom details.


Please book a sticky ticket so we can estimate catering and reduce waste. 

The Climate Change & Health -Implications for the NT  talk is being organised by the PHAA. Please see the link here to the PHAA NT Branch website for further information 


Time: 17:20

Location: HARRY’S PLACE, Darwin, NT 0810

Cost: FREE or by Donation