World Health Day (7th April) - Protecting Health from Climate Change - The WHO focuses on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change. WHO selected this theme in recognition that climate change is posing ever growing threats to global public health security.We all are witnessing the global changes. It is learnt that the warming of the planet will be gradual, but the effects of extreme weather events - more storms, floods, droughts and heat waves - will be abrupt and acutely felt. Both trends can affect some of the most fundamental determinants of health: air, water, food, shelter and freedom from disease.
Millions of people are killed due to various reasons. One is diseases. They include malnutrition, which causes over 3.5 million deaths per year, diarrhoeal diseases, which kill over 1.8 million, and malaria, which kills almost 1 million as reported in the Press Release of WHO. Warmer temperatures have more favorable conditions for Mosquito population and transmission of Malaria. India is among the Asian countries with warmer weather to face the Malaria, cholera and other mosquito-water borne diseases. Here's the 10 Facts and Climate Changes on Health. WHO also celebrates the 60 Years - Activities for Health and Future.
Well, whenever comes a special day, we find the Govt Ad and this time, it's National Rural Health Mission which rededicates itself to taking accessible and affordable Health care to the remotest and marginalised household in India. The Ministry of Health and Family welfare website focus on Health Related Activities and National Health Programs has information on the Malaria and Dengue diseases. Time to check on Health Issues with scorching summer heat ahead and concerns.
- ilaxi patel
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