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"Strengthening health systems, and widening coverage of proven, cheap public health interventions to control climate-sensitive diseases, would accelerate progress towards the health-related Millennium Development Goals and save millions of lives. In the long term, the same actions would also reduce vulnerability to climate change. Responding to climate change is not a distraction from the business of protecting health: it is part of the same agenda."
                                                                                                WHO Director-General Margaret Chan

"Climate change affects every aspect of society, from the health of the global economy to the health of our children. It is about the water in our wells and in our taps. It is about the food on the table. It is about energy security and international security. It is at the core of nearly all the major challenges we face today."
                                                                                  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon