Vol. 13 No. 2 (2020): Climate Change & Health

The Bushfires Down Under: A Medical Emergency Now and Later

Shailja Chaturvedi B.Sc, MBBS, FRANZCP
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Published 2020-04-18


  • Australia,
  • Bushfires,
  • Medical emergency

How to Cite

Chaturvedi, S. (2020). The Bushfires Down Under: A Medical Emergency Now and Later. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.38192/13.2.2


Although Australia is accustomed to bushfires on a regular basis the extremity of the latest episode was unprecedented causing worldwide concern for the people and ecosystems of the country. This article describes the causes of bushfires alongside the environmental impacts. It reflects on the heroic manner in which the Australian peoples rallied together to overcome their adversity, concluding on lessons to be learned for future generations.


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