Environmental Health

Sand and dust storms, a 'human well-being' issue, says high level panel

From higher morbidity and mortality rates to reduced economic growth, the impact of sand and dust storms can be major, especially for lower-income nations and vulnerable communities. However, with stronger collaboration and improved information-sharing, much of the risk could be managed and mitigated, a UN meeting heard on Monday.

Developing countries step up fight against pollution

Each year, pollution kills almost nine million people worldwide, mostly in developing countries.

That’s according to the World Bank which is backing a new campaign called ‘”Pollution Management and Environmental Health”.

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