10-11 November 2020. The environmental impact on human health will become more critical in the future. By 2050, it is estimated that 68 % (about 650 million) of the Arab population will be living in urban areas, often characterized by heavy traffic, polluted air, poor housing, limited access to water and sanitation services, noise pollution, besides other challenges. Emerging issues, mainly climate change and loss of biodiversity, will exacerbate the impact of environmental factors on human health.
UfM will be participating at the AFED Conference “Health and the environment in the Arab Countries” that will take place on 10-11 November 2020.
The AFED 2020 conference and report aim to discuss the main environmental drivers which have major impact on various aspects of human health in the Arab countries as well as an action plan leading to a holistic implementation of the Health aspects within the SDGs. This will be done within the integrated context of sustainable development, by tackling health in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects.
Other information is available on AFED web site. www.afedonline.org