Published: Nov 21, 2023 11:39:01 pm
Pregnant women, infants and children face extreme health risks from climate disasters, according to a call for action issued by UN agencies on Tuesday ahead of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) on Climate Change in Dubai. Which is always neglected and underestimated.
Climate change has greater impact on pregnant women and children
Maternal or child health is mentioned in very few countries’ climate change response plans, according to the report, calling it “a glaring omission and emblematic of the inadequate attention to the needs of women, newborns and children in the climate change discussion”. being seen. “Climate change is an existential threat to us all, but pregnant women, infants and children face the most serious consequences,” said Bruce Aylward, Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage, Life Course, at the World Health Organization (WHO). ‘