WHO, UNDP, UNEP and UNICEF united to reduce deaths and diseases

Pollution contributes to more than 7 million deaths every year. The new compendium will help to prevent that.

We all are familiar with the fact that pollution is the major cause of most of the diseases in humans these days. Pollution can be in the form of either air pollution or water pollution. Other than that there are some more underlying factors that are known but left acknowledged. These factors are climate change, unsafe infrastructure, lack of clean drinking water and lack of proper sanitation.
These are the factors that influence every section of society but the low and middle-income groups are the worse victims.
Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of the HIV, Health and Development Group at the UNDP stated that this compendium can be used to engage in the development of basic priorities in line with the 2030 Agenda.
With an aim to make the world a healthier place to live in, the World Health Organization, UNDP, UNEP and UNICEF have partnered to create a new compendium with comprehensive actions and policies to create a healthier environment, constructed with 500 actions to reduce deaths and diseases in the world.
The picture of the compendium
Image: The picture of the compendium
The compendium is specifically designed for policymakers, government ministerial staff, local government, in-country UN personnel and other decision-makers. The compendium plans practical guidance as to how we can increase the use of renewable, clean, power resources to reduce indoor and outdoor pollution. It aims to mitigate and to the effect of climate change which can save up to 2,50,000 lives per year.
The compendium will be accessible via interactive web pages on the WHO website and as a PDF for offline reference.
Dr Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of the HIV, Health and Development Group at the UNDP stated that this compendium can be used to engage in the development of basic priorities in line with the 2030 Agenda. It provides access to reliable and modern energy in healthcare facilities. It will also promote better ways of segregation, recycling, reusing and processing.



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