Dr. John Ascah MD, FRCP, MPH

Why I became an Eco-Leader

By Dr. John Ascah

johnascah-2011-10-13Why do I donate to CAPE? There is more than ample evidence that our health is determined – to a large extent – by the environment we live in. This includes physical, chemical, and biological factors, and the social milieu we happen to be in. As a physician practicing clinical medicine, I deal mostly with ill health, but not the causes of ill health. Assisting CAPE is a way I can contribute to efforts to deal with major causes of disease rather than just their effects. In addition, physicians both have credibility in our society and a duty to be advocates for our patients and community on all issues of health and especially those issues with such profound and far reaching effects as those due to our environment.

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