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A global breath of concern: most nations fail WHO air quality standards

A global breath of concern: most nations fail WHO air quality standards

Fewer than 10% of countries met the World Health Organization's air quality guidelines last year, spotlighting a pervasive health threat.

Delger Erdenesanaa reports for The New York Times.

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Scientists: Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency

Over 200 health journals call on the United Nations, political leaders, and health professionals to recognize that climate change and biodiversity loss are one indivisible crisis and must be tackled together to preserve health and avoid catastrophe. This overall environmental crisis is now so severe as to be a global health emergency.

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Climate change spurring surge in dengue, chikungunya: WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that dengue and other diseases caused by mosquito-borne arboviruses were spreading far faster and further amid climate change, warning global outbreaks could be looming.

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Poor air quality having a detrimental impact on health and deaths in Ireland, report finds

Almost 1,000 lives a year could be saved on the island of Ireland if authorities adopt and meet World Health Organisation guidelines on air pollution, according to the Irish Heart Foundation.

WHO lists top fungal health threats

WHO lists top fungal health threats

The pathogens cause infections that kill millions of people each year and often go undiagnosed. Even when identified, a growing number of infections is resistant to the current crop of drugs.
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Louis Reynolds: The new health system we build through the NHI must be green

In the development of SA’s National Health Insurance system, we have an opportunity to address the challenge that climate change poses for health systems.

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How to address healthcare’s climate emergency

Is sustainability in healthcare the missing piece in the climate jigsaw? While the focus over the last few years has been on the corporate sector going green, have we all missed the opportunities that are emerging as the global healthcare community confronts the size of its carbon footprint?

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