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Disaster Risk Reduction is Vital to Avoiding Another Global Health Crisis

October 13, 2021

Directly and indirectly, climate change affects health – rising greenhouse gas emissions increase the frequency of extreme heat events and natural disasters which result in over 60,000 deaths every year, primarily in developing countries. These extreme weather events such as hurricanes, rainfalls, fires and floods results in deaths, injuries, displacement and the destruction of homes… Continue reading Disaster Risk Reduction is Vital to Avoiding Another Global Health Crisis

Non-Communicable Diseases: The Other Pandemic

September 30, 2021

While the global focus over the past two years has been on COVID-19, another pandemic has been flourishing under the radar: non-communicable diseases (NCDs). NCDs kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes are the most common NCDs and account for over 80%… Continue reading Non-Communicable Diseases: The Other Pandemic