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Climate change and its impact on health on developing states

UNI India-English 2017-11-10 11:32:11
Kolkata, Nov 10 (UNI) Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) reports, between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.

The direct damage costs to health (i.
excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation), is estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion/year by 2030.