Kuwaiti Minister of Health Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah has issued a ministerial decree to form the National Committee for Preparedness and Response to the Impacts of Climate Change and Environmental Disasters on Health.

The ministry said in a press release that the composition of the committee was an interaction with the UN and WHO resolutions on climate change and health, the UN Framework Convention and the Paris Agreement..

She said the committee's composition comes in preparation for the World Summit on Climate Change to be held in New York City on September 23 on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly to be held from September 17 to 30..

She explained that the Committee is concerned with developing and implementing awareness and training programs to enhance capacities in coordination with the relevant authorities and proposing, supporting and implementing health studies and surveys to monitor the effects of climate change on health and to integrate preparedness strategies and plans to address climate change.

Kuwait News

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