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Third Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa: Conference Proceedings and Outcomes

dc.contributorAfrica Officeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWorld Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-21T11:08:02Z
dc.date.available2020-07-21T11:08:02Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/33175
dc.descriptionHuman health is closely tied to the state of the environment. Risk factors linked to environmental degradation are responsible for 23% of deaths in Africa. Many new environmental issues are also emerging, such as climate change, which will exacerbate these existing impacts and introduce new challenges. In 2008, the Libreville Declaration was adopted by 52 African countries to address these issues of health and environment in Africa. Countries have made significant progress over the last decade in implementing the Declaration and achieving its 11 priority action points. However, there is still much work to be done and countries need to scale up their efforts to be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Third Interministerial Conference and Health and Environment (IMCHE3) in Africa, jointly organized by WHO, the UN Environment Programme and the Government of Gabon, was held from the 6–9 November 2018 in Libreville, Gabon. The general objective of the conference was to catalyze actions by stimulating policies and investments on the joint contributions of the health and environment sectors towards the achievements of the sustainable development goals in Africa. The conference brought together more than 600 participants, from 46 countries. Participants included ministers, development partners, regional economic communities, private sector, NGOs and media. The event was an opportunity for countries to reflect on and share their progress, the challenges encountered, and lessons learnt over the last 10 years.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHen_US
dc.subjectHEALTHen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.subjectWATERen_US
dc.subjectSANITATIONen_US
dc.subjectHYGIENEen_US
dc.subjectWASTE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectAIR POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectPLASTIC POLLUTIONen_US
dc.subjectCHEMICALSen_US
dc.titleThird Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa: Conference Proceedings and Outcomesen_US
dc.typeMeeting reports and proceedingsen_US
wd.document.symbolIMCHE3en_US
wd.document.classPost-session Documenten_US
wd.meeting.nameThird Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africaen_US
wd.meeting.locationLibreville, Gabonen_US
wd.meeting.treatyOtheren_US
wd.meeting.startdate2018-11-06
wd.meeting.enddate2018-11-09
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren_US
wd.tagsHealthen_US
wd.topicsChemicals & wasteen_US
wd.topicsEnvironment under reviewen_US
wd.topicsResource efficiencyen_US
wd.topicsWateren_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber23 p.en_US


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