WHO: Climate change, among health challenges in the next decade

WHO: Climate change, among health challenges in the next decade

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The climate crisis and climate change are one of the 13 health challenges in the next ten years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced.

"Countries are investing heavily in protecting their citizens from terrorist attacks, but not from virus attacks, which can be far more deadly and far more economically and socially damaging. Health is an investment for the future, ”said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus .

Identifying climate change as one of the 13 challenges in the next decade, the WHO noted that air pollution kills about 7 million people a year, causing extreme weather events and encouraging the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria.
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"The same global warming emissions are responsible for more than a quarter of deaths from heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases," Ghebreyesus said, adding that world leaders must work together to address the health effects of the effects of climate change.
He stressed that this year the WHO will work to develop a set of policies to prevent or reduce the health risks of air pollution.
In addition to climate change, WHO listed other challenges for the next decade, such as: providing health services in conflicts and crises, improving health care, expanding access to medicine, stopping the spread of infectious diseases, preparing for epidemics, protecting people from dangerous products, investing in people who care about our health, caring for teens, gaining public trust, using new technologies, protecting medicines and healthcare.

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