World Health Organization High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy Platform of Action.:
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally addressed the first meeting of the World Health Organization High-Level Coalition on Health and Energy Platform of Action.
Key Highlights of his address:
- An expert body called the National Action Plan on Climate Change and Human Health was constituted by the Government of India with the multiple objectives of creating awareness amongst the general population, healthcare providers, and policymakers regarding the impact of climate change on human health.
- This National Expert Group submitted its report recently in April 2021 with the inclusion of Subject-Specific Health Action Plans on identified Climate Sensitive Diseases and ‘One Health’.
- In the context of “Green and Climate Resilient Healthcare Facilities”, India became a signatory to the Malé Declaration in 2017 and agreed to promote climate-resilient healthcare facilities to be able to withstand any climatic event.