WHO Urges Action to Combat Climate

Written by on April 7, 2022

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advocated for a re-imagining and re-prioritisation of resources to usher in sustainable, well-being societies

In its message to mark this year’s World Health Day, WHO called for accelerated action by leaders and all people to preserve and protect health and mitigate the climate crisis.

It said the theme of this year’s commemorative event marking the organisation’s founding day

WHO noted that 99 per cent of people breathe unhealthy air mainly resulting from burning of fossil fuels.

WHO expressed concern that the health and social crisis was compromising people’s ability to take control over their health and lives.

WHO’s Manifesto to ensure a healthy and green recovery from COVID-19 prescribes protecting and preserving nature as the source of human health; investing in essential services from water and sanitation to clean energy in healthcare facilities; ensuring a quick and healthy energy transition; promoting healthy and sustainable food systems; building healthy and livable cities; and stopping the use of taxpayers’ money to fund pollution.


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