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Climate change and vectorborne diseases

10 facts you should know about climate change

Climate change affects our environment, threatening human health, livelihoods and challenges health systems in their preparedness, response and recovering capacity.

The below photo story features key facts about climate change, its impacts and how it is addressed regionally.

WHO report highlights health impacts of climate change

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.

All about climate change and vectorborne diseases

Numerous climate change vulnerability assessments anticipate that rising global temperatures will increase the incidence of communicable diseases including vector-borne diseases (VBDs).

WHO response

WHO has taken action to reduce climate change health risks for vulnerable populations and urges Member States to combat the effects of climate change.

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Did you know?

250,000 additional deaths expected to be caused by climate change between 2030 and 2050

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0.85°Cincrease in the past 130 years

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1.2 milliondeaths are attributed to air pollution every year

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