The National Headquarters observed the World Red Cross Day by pledging to raise awareness on climate change and its human consequences in coming years.
To mark the occasion 10 saplings were planted in the IRCS campus, which was followed by a seminar on topic “working together to combat climate change”.
Dr. Salim J. Habayab, WHO, Representative to India was the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Dr. Habayab said that the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for South East Asia (SEARO) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have Memorandum of Understanding for technical and other collaboration to addresspublic health issues. Both share similar concern for the betterment of vulnerable population. Climate change impacts on health need to be addressed by both the organizations together before it gets too late.