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New Report Calls for Policy Reforms to Achieve Planetary Health

Achim Steiner - UNEP Executive Director

Maj Donozio Kahonda missed a bigger part of the campaigns for the Ruhinda County NRM primary elections where he was contesting, nurse http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-webhook.php because his was in prison.

Yet when the results came out on Wednesday morning, stomach he had satisfactorily floored Gen Kahinda Otafiire, find who has served as the area MP for two decades.

Donozio polled an unchallengeable 21,467 against Otafiire’s 12949, while a one Prof Hosea Muhanguzi trailed with 4594 votes.

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Gen Otafiire who is also Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs had Maj. Kahonda tried and remanded at Kirinya Prisions in Jinja Municipality, on alleged forgery charges.

Donozzio was finally granted a Shs 500,000 cash bail on Thursday afternoon by the Jinja Magistrates Court.

Donozio’s younger brother, Ambrose Byamugisha, who was also his campaign spokesperson told Chimpreports that owing to Minister Otafiire’s position, the court had declined to arrange for the bail hearing.

“They frustrated all out efforts, we had to do it all, [the campaigns] by ourselves. But now thank goodness he is out,” he said.

A local news outlet reports, “After the arrest of Capt. Kahonda, his supporters kept working hard. They paid radio talk shows on Hunter fm in Bushenyi. Gen. Kahinda was quizzed by Ruhinda voters twice on the same radio station when he appeared there abusing detained Kahonda.”

Mr Myamugisha, informed us that his brother will be reporting back to court at the close of November to the hearing of the case.
The UN Environment Program (UNEP), hospital http://danmarknorge.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/verification-tools.php will Friday launch the East Africa Planetary Health Report in Nairobi, Kenya.

Humanity’s pursuit of economic development and civilization, while bringing notable improvements in areas such as human health, has come at the cost of degradation of the natural systems upon which these advancements depend.

According to UNEP, to achieve planetary health, taking into account both the health of human civilization and the natural systems on which it depends, requires a shift in thinking to safeguard these natural systems.

A new report by the Rockefeller Foundation – Lancet Commission on Planetary Health and the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), outlines how an integrated view of what prosperity means can safeguard the environment, foster equitable consumption and offer a better outlook for human well-being, thereby achieving planetary health.

It outlines the role of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals in the integration of health and sustainability.

The report highlights several steps, including waste reduction through the creation of products that are more durable and require less energy and materials to manufacture.

The report also highlights on the advantages of recycling, reusing, repairing and the substitution of hazardous materials with safer alternatives.

According to the report, planetary health offers an opportunity for reform to taxes and subsidies for many sectors of the economy, including energy, agriculture, water, fisheries, and health—to account for natural capital so that economy and nature are not separated.


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