COP18: Tackling Nigeria’s climate change health problems

Isaiah Owolabi and Owonikoko Olusola Samuel , Hacey’s Health Initiative

From Qatar: COP18 UN Climate Change Conference 2012 in December 2012

COP18 (06/12/12) – Isaiah Owolabi and Owonikoko Olusola Samuel from Hacey’s Health Initiative explain the linkages between health and climate change in Nigeria and call for more education for health workers to ensure they understand the issues at hand.

They also want the government to develop policies that address the public health risks that climate change can contribute to.

The group is also looking to boost environmental protection across Nigeria by showing how it can directly impact upon people’s health.