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Medical professionals demand green recovery from COVID-19

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Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to “recover better” from the economic decline caused by the COVID-19 crisis by investing in a low-carbon and resilient economy that would bring substantial health as well as environmental benefits. Medical professionals at work This call adds to the growing momentum around the world to seize the opportunity presented ...

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Experts highlight nature based solutions to curb pandemics

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Technical Director, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Joseph Onoja, joined other world leaders in nature conservation to promote biodiversity at a webinar conference organised by the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, on Friday, May 22, 2020 in commemoration of the International Day of Biodiversity (IDB) with the theme “Our Solutions are in Nature”. Dr Onoja Joseph of the Nigerian ...

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Mumbai short of beds as COVID-19 patients flood hospitals

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India’s financial hub Mumbai, the epicentre of coronavirus infections in the country, is facing an acute shortage of hospital beds for severely ill patients and is grappling to scale up capacity, officials said on Monday, May 18, 2020. Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India Mumbai reported 1,571 new infections on Sunday, of which 44 are from Dharavi slum area, ...

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Minamata Convention groups conduct virtual meetings towards curbing mercury pollution

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With two online meetings of expert groups under the Minamata Convention on Mercury convened recently by the Secretariat, work appears to have continued, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, towards the provision of technical support to control and reduce mercury pollution for the benefit of the environment and human health.   Rossana Silva Repetto, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention on Mercury. Photo credit: ...

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