Nayrouz News Agency : Health Minister Firas Hawari Sunday urged adopting "open policies" for safer and flexible global health systems.
Hawari said at COP28 in Dubai that countering climate change requires concerted efforts among all sectors in any country, increasing financial and technical support for the health sector and bolstering awareness and training for health personnel on climate change and associated diseases.
For the first time, COP28 allocated a day to health to link health and climate and learn the extent of the impact of climate change on the global health sector and Jordan.
He added that Jordan has committed to global agreements and initiatives that aim to support resilient health systems in the face of climate change, noting Jordan's support for international efforts to combat the consequences of climate change.
He explained that the Jordanian health sector had announced that it is committed to developing plans and strategies to raise the health sector's resilience and enable it to adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He added that the Health Ministry is developing a ten-year health adaptation strategy based on a strategic review in 2012, the implementation of which faced two main challenges: the influx of Syrian refugees and the pressure this placed on the health system and the COVID-19 pandemic during the past three years.