Moroccan Doctors Establish Charter for the Protection of the Environment
Casablanca 11/11/2016 (MAP) – The humanitarian and environmental medical collective of the Casablanca-Settat region developed an environmental responsibility charter for doctors and the staff of health on the sidelines of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-22).
The Collective seeks through this initiative to focus on the role to be played by civil society to help meet the challenges posed by climate change and its impact on public health, the chairwoman of the collective Amal Bourquia told MAP.
Unsanitary environment causes 12.6 million deaths per year, she said, noting that environmental risk factors contribute to the occurrence of more than 100 diseases.
This action comes in the wake of the efforts carried out by Morocco for the preservation of the environment, she underlined.
Stroke, heart disease, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases account for nearly two-thirds of the deaths of children linked to environmental causes.
Children and the elderly are more exposed to environmental risks.