President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has called on countries and organisations to consider financing the fight against the impacts of climate change as they prepare for COP28.
Dr Chakwera made the remarks during the Seed Global Health side event on COP 28 Day of Health at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The President said there are more people in Malawi affected by cyclones and other disasters, just like in other African countries requiring assistance.
The Malawi leader highlighted that health must be at the core of climate discussions at COP28 to save the planet.
In his remarks, World Bank’s Lead Health Specialist, Tamer Rabie, said over 130 million people will be pushed into extreme poverty by 2030 globally if countries do not prioritise climate change as a crisis.
Commenting on the development, Dr Vanessa Kelly, CEO of Seed Global Health, commended Dr Chakwera for taking a lead in the fight against climate change.
Reported by Blessings Kanache in New York, USA.