Climate Change and Health presentation at Breakfast@UMHealth

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UMHealth comprises the Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy as well as the Universiti Malaya Specialist Centre and Universiti Malaya Medical Centre.

During Episode 13-2023 of the Breakfast@UMHealth on 12 April 2023, Professor Dr Victor Hoe from the department presented a paper on “The Imperative of Climate Action to Promote Health in Asia” report. The chairperson for the conference was Professor Dr Noran Naqiah Hairi.

“The Imperative of Climate Action to Promote Health in Asia” report the work of the Association of Academics of Societies of Sciences in Asia. It is part of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) project on Climate Change and Health which is funded by the German Government. This report is the work of 15 National Academics from 7 regions of Asia and Oceania which includes academies and societies from China, Japan, Korea, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Russian Far East, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Malaysia.

The presentation highlights the extent of the effect of climate change in Asia and Oceania, current measures being taken to address the issues and the proposal for mitigation and adaptation measures.

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