The World Health Organisation has warned that between 2030 and 2050, global climate change will result in a quarter of a million additional deaths per year from diseases like malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stroke.
A scientist from the South African Medical Research Council Dr Caradee Wright says that South Africa is taking a number of steps to minimise the impact of global warming on the future.
The National Department of Health has a climate and health adaptation plan, which lays out a number of steps we should take to ensure that we have planned for the impacts of climate change says Dr Wright.
We, with the Department of Health are working on a heat and health adaptation plan that towns can use.— Dr Caradee Wright, scientist from the South African Medical Research Council
The most important thing is to get sectors to work together.— Dr Caradee Wright, scientist from the South African Medical Research Council
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