Welcome to Technical Assistance (ADB TA–8898), empowering Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam to understand and address the potential impacts of climate change on health (CCHH).
Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change in the Health Sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion
The ways that climate change can impact human health is a growing area of study internationally – and of practical importance to policymakers and citizens everywhere.
Climate Change may change the geographic distribution of mosquitos, intensify heatwaves, affect extreme-weather events such as storms and flooding, and impact human health via a large range of other pathways.
This Technical Assistance (ADB TA – 8898) carried out from March 2016 to December 2020 by Conseil Santé, SOFRECO and ASEC and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) endeavoured to build the capacities of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam to better understand and address the potential impacts of climate change on health.
It can lead to a range of activities and public health investments in the short and medium-term, building off of the following work:
- “Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments” in each country, including “Adaptation Options” for actions and investments to address climate change and health.
- The development of government strategies and action plans. These also include Adaptation Options.
- Two Pre-Feasibility Studies on Health Center strengthening and on developing Early Warning Systems, with a focus on heat waves.
- An Atlas of potential impacts of climate change on some health issues, based on scientific modeling over future time horizons, with maps and figures. The Atlas is presented in digital format, as well as online and in report format.
- A series of trainings of trainers (ToTs) at the regional, national and provincial level (via a network of country “trainers” and the development of training materials)
- An open-source software to calculate these future projections, and a visualization app to display the results in a web-based online user-interface.
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