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WHO chief says climate crisis, pollution escalate disease burden

Nairobi, Feb 29 (UNI) The unfolding climate emergencies combined with pollution and habitat loss have worsened the disease burden, especially in the Global South, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization (WHO) director-general, Thursday.
Speaking at the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) underway in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, Tedros regretted that health outcomes among communities have declined in the face of a growing ecological crisis.
While acknowledging that the health of humans, animals and the environment are interwoven, Tedros said the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution threatens gains achieved in containing killer ailments.
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