The World Health Organisation (W.H.O) is attributing the death of at least 13 million people from around the world to poor climate change or environmental management, which it says has led to many health crisis, owing to the steady rise in temperature because of climate change.
To reverse the trend, The W.H.O is urging member states to accelerate actions, targeted at protecting human health and combating climate change.
A recent statistics by the W.H.O says over 13million deaths occur annually due to avoidable environmental causes and climate change.
According to the report,a heating world is seeing more mosquitos, spreading diseases further and faster than ever before, with serious consequences for African countries which reported 94% of the 229 million malaria cases recorded globally in 2019. Deaths due to malaria in Africa accounted for about 51% of all malaria deaths worldwide.
The deputy country representative of the World Health Organisation in Nigeria, Dr Alexander Chambaru made this known at a news conference to mark the 2022 world health day in Abuja.
According to him African Region, NCDC is set to overtake communicable diseases, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional conditions combined, to become the leading cause of death by 2030.