Climate change and vectorborne diseases
Climate change affects our environment, threatening human health, livelihoods and challenges health systems in their preparedness, response and recovering capacity.
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MANILA, 26 April 2016 - The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific has released a new report with scientific evidence of climate change affecting health and recommended actions for countries in the Region.
The report, Climate Change and Health in the Western Pacific Region: Synthesis of evidence, profiles of selected countries and policy direction highlights close links between health and climate change and the need for the health sector to respond to the threats posed by climate change, particularly focusing on the most vulnerable populations.
Numerous climate change vulnerability assessments anticipate that rising global temperatures will increase the incidence of communicable diseases including vector-borne diseases (VBDs).
Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases WHO Western Pacific Regional Office P.O. Box 2932 1000 Manila Philippines Tel: (+63 2) 528 8001 Email: email@example.com