A WPRO Publication Series

Environmental Health in Selected Asian Countries

February 2019
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    11th February 2019
  • ISBN 9789290618386
  • Language English
  • Pages 61 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

This report was prepared for the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on Health and Environment held 6-8 October 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The report presents the state of the environment and health in the 14 countries of the Regional Forum, based on country profiles and United Nations and World Health Organization statistics. This updated version incorporates inputs from Member States at the Regional Forum.

The report provides a snapshot of progress among these countries on relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture); SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages); SDG 6 (Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all); SDG 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all); SDG 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable); and SDG 13 (Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).