Malaria, other vectorborne and parasitic diseases programme

WHO response

Intensifying efforts to prevent dengue through regular monitoring of the environment for larvae breeding

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

  • developing health measures for adaptation to climate change;
  • strengthening health monitoring capacity and minimizing the public health impacts of climate change;
  • promoting effective engagement of the health sector to reduce risks associated with climate change;
  • adopting intersectoral initiatives based on assessment of the health implications of other sectors' climate change policies, such as urban planning, transport, energy supply, food production and water resources; and
  • advocating for decisions that provide opportunities to improve health.