COP27: MoH, WHO Launch Initiative on Nutrition,Climate Change (I-CAN)

COP27: MoH, WHO Launch Initiative on Nutrition,Climate Change (I-CAN)

Sun 13 Nov 2022 | 01:02 PM

In collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Egypt’s Ministry of Health (MoH) and World Health Organization (WHO) launched a brand new initiative on diet and local weather change, entitled: “I-CAN” throughout a high-level assembly on the sidelines of COP27.

The assembly befell on Saturday on the Blue Zone, within the presence of Dr Khaled AbdelGhaffar, H.E. Minister of Health, Egypt; and Naima Qasir, WHO Representative in Egypt, and Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director EMRO.

The fundamental targets of I-CAN are: join actions to speed up progress in each local weather and diet, define deliverables that can monitor progress in built-in motion, facilitate the supply of technical and high-level help to Member states, present sensible examples of what all stakeholders can implement to advance built-in motion, type what the convenors of this initiative will do to advance built-in motion,  in response to a press release not too long ago issued by WHO.

“It will even purpose to ship technical and high-level help from events, UN companies, NGOs, and the non-public sector to give attention to win-win insurance policies and actions that work to cut back local weather change and enhance diet, significantly for kids and susceptible teams,” the assertion stated.

“This new initiative would assist cut back well being and local weather change prices by $1.3 trillion, ” stated Abdel Ghaffar.

Meanwhile, Qasir famous,”I-CAN will assist foster collaboration to speed up transformative motion to deal with the crucial nexus of local weather change and diet.”

The session additionally featured look by Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO; Dr Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General, FAO; Dr Vijay Rangarajan, Director General, FCDO; Dr Yasmine Fouad, H.E. Minister of Environment, Egypt; Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health of Nigeria; Mariam Almheiri, Minister of local weather change and atmosphere of UAE; and Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector on the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment – UAE – Eissa AlHashemy.

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