UN Publishes Atlas Of Health And Climate

Source: Medical News Today

Climate information can help nations reduce risk of disease and poor health. With this in mind, two UN agencies have produced an atlas of health and climate that illustrates some of the most pressing challenges, both now and in the future. The aim is to help national leaders and agencies concerned with public health, to anticipate and manage climate-related risk.

Changes in climate and extreme conditions can result in disease outbreaks and epidemics like malaria and cholera that cause death and suffering to millions. Other examples include outbreaks of dengue after heavy rains, and sharp rises in meningitiscases following dust storms.

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