Workshop addresses impact of climate change on health

DUBAI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently hosted a workshop on the impact of climate change on health and the development of a national strategic framework in this regard.

Dr. Nada Al Marzouqi, Director of MoHAP’s Preventive Medicine Department, said the workshop aimed at unifying the country’s exerted efforts in this critical matter, and underlining the ministry’s commitment to developing a national strategic framework and an action plan to reduce health consequences of the climate change in the country.

“MoHAP is keen on strengthening the efficiency of its preventive health programmes and achieving resilience to climate change, as well as detection of the burdens of disease associated with climate change and preparedness for facing them,” he added.

“Climate change repercussions impose major challenges on global health in the 21st century at national and global levels, and causes enormous health hazards such as death due to extreme temperatures and changes in infectious disease patterns as well,” he said.

The function saw the presence of Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centres and Clinic and Public Health, and representatives of the Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, and authorities and sectors concerned.

Source: Emirates News Agency