|Poor Sanitation Kills Over Million Children a Year|
|Detail:|| World Health Organisation (WHO)representative to Angola, Rui Vaz informed the 2nd Inter-ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Luanda that at least 1.3 million children die every year due to poor sanitation, poor supply of drinking water, road accidents and other factors direct or indirectly associated with the environment.|
"Despite the effort, there is still much work to be done if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved," he said.
Rui Vaz added that there has been a significant progress, but there is still a long way to go as about 28 percent of the diseases are associated with various environmental factors. Vaz also underlined the importance of the national plans in retaining aspects linked to regulation, legislation, research, monitoring of interventions and evaluation of the indicators of performance in health and environment fields.
The Luanda Declaration on Health and Environment will also set goals to be attained for the reduction of death caused by environment factors.
|Source:||Angola Press Agency, November 24, 2010|