Bronx, NY, June 19, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- “I assure all foreign governments that Nigeria will become a more forceful and constructive player in the global fight against climate change.” - President Muhammadu Buhari
The Federal Government is desirous of rebranding the impact of Climate Change on health as a Public Health Issue in Nigeria and the consortium has been mandated to come up with strategic programmes towards the implementation of interventions for rebranding the impact of climate change on health in Nigeria and the African continent.
While signing on behalf of the ministry, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, explained that the Federal Government is collaborating with the consortium on strategic programmes towards the implementation of interventions for rebranding the impact of climate change on health in Nigeria as a strategic pilot programme for winning the war against impacts of climate change in the African continent.
According to him, while the Federal Government is desirous of rebranding the impact of Climate Change on health as a Public Health Issue in Nigeria, the consortium is also willing to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Health to create a funding and capacity development platform through a public private initiative.
Some of the expected deliverables from the joint efforts are National Roundtable on Health Care Workers, Nationwide Campaigns, Capacity Building, Seminars, workshops, trainings and National Conference, Clean Energy for powering clinics, hospitals, and storage of vaccines, water purification and use of Clean Cookstoves, Solar Water Heaters and many more.
In line with the Memorandum of Understanding, resources shall be mobilized from private sector organizations, international development partners and private businesses. The Director of Public Health in the Federal Ministry of Health will oversee the project, while the Climate Change Unit of the ministry shall be the project secretariat.
The Memorandum of Understanding is a follow up to an earlier ministerial approval for the Rebranding of the impact of Climate Change on health as a Public Health Issue in Nigeria. The Honorable Minister of Health (HMH) had graciously approved the project in September 2014.
“…In the 20th century we’ve understood that environment has an impact on public health…there are a whole host of public health impacts that are going to it homes, so we’ve got to do better in protecting the vulnerable. Ultimately, though, all our families, children and the elderly are going to be vulnerable, you cannot cordon yourself off from the air or climate. Communities and families should start putting pressure on elected officials to try to make something happen to reduce the impacts of climate change…” - President Barack Obama on the link between climate change and public health
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