Partnering to address Emerging Health Threats through Phytomedicines
None of what we do can be attained without a healthy workforce and a health society. We therefore take health issues very seriously. We are partnering with investors, innovation providers and R & D institutions to successfully and sustainably address and respond to health challenges in Afrika.
Global warming, in conjunction with changes in food and water supplies, will directly or indirectly cause an increase in a range of adverse health outcomes, including malnutrition, diarrhea, cardiovascular & respiratory diseases, water-borne and insect-transmitted diseases. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.
These Climatic changes have already stared affecting social and environmental determinants of health, which are clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient & nutritional foods, and secure shelter.
A healthy work-force is the starting point of any economic & social development and growth!
Did you know…?
That sea levels are rising rapidly, extreme weather events that are no longer uncommon to most parts of the globe are destroying homes, medical facilities and other essential services? These disasters are resulting in over 60 000 deaths annually, mainly in developing countries.
Climate Change Health Issues
Climatic conditions are strongly affecting water-borne diseases and diseases transmitted through insects, snails and/or other cold-blooded animals. For instance, climate change is projected to significantly widen the area of China where the snail-borne disease schistosomiasis occurs
Malaria in Africa is killing over 400 000 people every year, mainly children under 5 years of age. The Aedes mosquito vector of dengue is highly sensitive to climate conditions, and studies suggest that climate change is likely to continue to increase exposure to dengue.