COP28 to unite, act, and forge a healthier, more resilient future together!
Returning to COP28 in Dubai, for the long-awaited and greatly welcomed first ever Health Day at the UN Climate Change Conference – United Arab Emirates (COP28 UAE), which featured the Climate and Health Ministerial Main Event, and the Reaching the Last Mile Forum!
The 2023 Reaching the Last Mile Forum, anchored by the longstanding global health heritage of Chelsea Clinton of the Clinton Global Initiative, and attended by our own Nigerian Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Professor Muhammad Ali Pate, who presented our national commitments, served as one of the most impactful platforms, delivering concrete commitments in support of effective climate-health action, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Learning and listening to the Health Ministers, it was clear that we are globally committed to ending preventable diseases that affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities and helping millions of children and adults live healthy, dignified lives, even in the face of climate change.
The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s long term commitments, focusing on areas where we can have maximum impact and prompt action to foster change, call for active partnership, innovative financing, and the development of new areas for the progress of the climate-health nexus, focused on improving the sustainability of health system infrastructure.