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Learning unit 1 Introduction to health, environment and sustainable development Outcomes Outcomes are as indicated on page 1 of your study guide Introduction In 2008, African ministers responsible for health reaffirmed their commitments to implement all declarations that had a bearing on health and the environment in a meeting held at Libreville, which became known as the Libreville declaration on health and the environment in Africa. Concerns of the Ministers were the increasing risk between the well-being of human race and the environment and included the following: Over 23% of deaths of in Africa, estimated at more than 2.4 million each year, were attributable to environmental factors that could be avoided, which impact negatively on vulnerable groups and the poor. 60% of the vital ecosystem services which maintain the quality of air is degraded and subjected to severe pressure. The African continent increasingly affected by natural disasters due to climate
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Unformatted text preview: change. Definition of Environmental health The definition of Environmental health is defined in Frunkim (2010: xxxl) as follows: Environmental health is the discipline that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and wellbeing and fosters a safe and health full environment; this is according to National Center for environmental Health, cited in DHHS, 1998 Please check other definitions on the same page 1 Examples of avoidable hazards in Africa which contributes to over 23% of deaths in Arica include the following: Contaminated water Poor hygiene Inadequate sanitation Poor water resource management Use of unsafe fuels Atmospheric pollution Poor infrastructure Can you think of other examples of environmental hazards that are not in the list?. You are welcomed to add 2...
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