The Lagos State Government has distributed over 20,000 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders to residents across the 57 local governments and local council development authorities (LGs/LCDAs) in the state1 to promote the use of cooking gas and reduce hazards associated with the use of firewood and kerosene.
This new report seeks to make us understand that as we change the environment, we may also make ourselves more vulnerable to disease. It explores the interconnectivity of climate, health, poverty, and prosperity and outlines some of the key risks that climate change poses to animal health, human well-being, and economies.
Cheer any Indian leader who takes on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance minister, Arun Jaitley, used this month’s budget to set a goal of ending defecating in the open by 2019. This news article points out that fixing dreadful sanitation in India requires not just building lavatories but also changing habits.
In this article by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, he cautions that the world is under attack from a silent killer with impacts four times that of HIV and AIDS, and most people don’t even seem to know it.
An ADB-supported project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is bringing clean water and modern toilets to rural communities.