Cabinet OKs environmental health project to lower death rate by 10 percent

2017-08-10 11:29:09
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Cabinet approved the Second Program on Environmental Health on Wednesday regular meeting. In order to conduct surveillance of impacts of surrounding environment on human health, lower negative consequence through risk prevention and establishing healthy and safe environment for people, the program outlines seven main objectives as follows:
1.    Improving air quality, reducing health impact of air pollution;
2.    Improving safety of drinking water, reducing health impact of soil pollution;
3.    Establishing surveillance system for environmental health;
4.    Building capacity of counter-measure for major risks that impose greater danger to human health due to climate change
5.    Sophisticating waste management of healthcare organizations
6.    Improving health and safety at working places; and
7.    Carrying out observations on health impacts of chemicals exposed by environmental pollution.
The program will be implemented between 2017 and 2020. According to the organizers, the program is expected to lower death rate caused by pollution by 10 percent.