SI medical doctor raises the alarm over environmental change impacting health
Quoting the Island Sun newspaper – 25 October 2018
“Commercial and economic interest of a country is a risk to its people and environment.
“The Director of Malaita Health Authority, Dr Henry Kako, raised the alarm in the keynote address during the social opening of the National Healthy Setting Conference in Malaita on Monday.
“He said while progress has been significant and inspiring, it has not been sufficient to cope with the speed of change the region and especially Solomon Islands is facing.
“Kako said at no point in human existence has there been a rate of environmental change that so profoundly threatens the health of people and the planet. “Destruction of our habitat and destabilization of our climate compromises our access to the most fundamental requisites for human existence, safe water, clean air, food security and shelter,” he said.”
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