Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases programme

KOICA climate change and vectorborne diseases project

Strengthening the control of vectorborne diseases to lessen the impact of climate change in the Western Pacific Region: End of project meeting, Phnom Penh, 2012

WHO received generous funding from the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to address the risks of climate change on VBDs. This project aims to mitigate the risks of climate change on VBDs in Cambodia, Mongolia and Papua New Guinea with six important outcomes:

  • increased awareness among communities and stakeholders within and beyond the health sector and greater involvement in actions to minimize the consequences of VBD due to climate change;
  • strengthened surveillance for vector-borne infections and climate change and capacity for rapid response to VBD outbreaks;
  • strengthened capacity for vector control;
  • strengthened capacity for effective diagnosis and treatment of VBDs;
  • strategic information on knowledge gaps generated and utilized to better respond to climate change-induced VBDs; and
  • strengthened country programmes and effective and efficient project management.