Climate Change, Access To Health Services Top Global Health Priorities, WHO DG Says
World Health Organization: WHO Director-General urges world leaders to protect health from climate change
“Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. It is also one of the world’s most urgent health threats. In less than two weeks’ time, I will join the U.N. Secretary-General and other world leaders at the Climate Action Summit at the United Nations General Assembly. This landmark summit will showcase the concrete commitments governments are making to address climate change and to secure and improve the health and well-being of their citizens. … The Climate Action Summit takes place on the same day as the U.N. High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage. It is significant that these events will run in parallel. Taking steps to address and mitigate the impacts of climate change, and to ensure that everyone can access the health services they need, when and where they need them, are two of the top priorities in global public health…” (9/11).