Disaster risk management for health: climate risk management

Disaster Risk Management for Health Fact Sheets:

This fact sheet about climate risk management in disaster risk reduction for health is divided into four sections: i) Key points ii) Why is this important? iii) What are the health risks? iv) Risk management considerations.

Climate risk management key points:
-Climate risk has a significant effect on public health in terms of malnutrition, diarrhoeal disease, trauma and air pollution.
-A combination of increasing vulnerability and risk of weather-related hazards are expected to result in more extreme events and disasters.
-Measures to reduce the health impacts from climate risks and associated climate change, include: strengthening public health systems based on partnerships with multisectoral actors; enhancing capacity of health systems to reduce risks and respond to public health emergencies; protecting hospitals and other health infrastructure from climate risks and effects of climate change; strengthening surveillance and control of in-fectious disease against climate risk; improving the use of early warning systems by the health sector; building public health interventions at local level to increase community resilience.

5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017 5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017.
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