Climate risks 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 infectious 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