Africa needs to deal with health impacts of climate change

At the 5th Conference of African Union Ministers of Health in Windhoek held from 17-21 April 2011 Bience Gawanas, the African Union commissioner for Social Affairs, said that Africa needs to deal with the health consequences of climate change.

She pointed out that climate change has an impact on the environment, which in turn affects human health in areas such as food-borne illness and nutrition, heat-related morbidity and mortality, neurological diseases and syndromes and water-related morbidity and mortality. Formulating a clear response in order to protect human health and ensure that it is placed at the centre of the climate debate is essential.

Read the original article in the Namibian

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