G7 Health ministers issue statement on climate change’s negative effects on health

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6 November 2017

US recognize climate impact at health G7

Author: Ansa

The Group of Seven health ministers meeting in Milan on Monday issued a joint statement saying that climate factors have an impact on human health. Italy's Beatrice Lorenzin said an agreement was reached on the final statement thanks to a compromise struck with the United States. "A shared conclusion has been reached", Lorenzin said. "There was a great political effort and we managed to find some common ground with the USA too". The health minister said the document "recalled the position of the the USA", which has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement. But the American team also "accepted the impact of climate factors on people's health" Lorenzin said...

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5 November 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus's speech during the G7 Health Ministers meeting

Author: WHO

...Climate change is a global threat. The spread of antimicrobial resistance knows no borders. And without action to improve the health of women, children and adolescents, we imperil our collective future.We may not always agree on everything, but for the sake of global health we must work together to find common ground where it can be found...The human race does not live in a vacuum. We are dependent on our planet for the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe. Changes to our climate and environment threaten the fundamentals of human existence...

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5 November 2017

G7 health summit discusses climate change on health

Author: Xinhua

...The health ministers of host Italy and fellow G7 members Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the U.S., and the UK are meeting Sunday and Monday in the northern city of Milan to discuss the impact of climate change on the health of people and animals, Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said in a statement. Increasingly frequent extreme climate events such as heat waves, drought, torrential rainfall and floods will significantly affect human beings and the animals on which many of us depend, according to the Health Ministry. The number of vulnerable people exposed to heat waves has grown by 125 million between 2000 and 2016, according to data cited by Italian news agency ANSA.A related issue is malnutrition. Almost every country in the world now faces a nutrition-related challenge, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Nutrition Report 2017...

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