Project on strengthening public health system with climate change adaptation measures

Accomplishments of the project

On policy enhancements

Policy enhancements were undertaken to enhance project sustainability

  • DOH Admin Order No. 2012-005, signed in March 2012, outlines the national policy on climate change adaptation for health.
  • Operational guidelines for the DOH administrative order is being developed, and expected to be signed before 2012 ends, with financial support from NEDA, and WHO technical support. Project outputs worth replicating were included in the administrative order.
  • Established and sustained functioning of DOH TWG on climate change in 2010, and creation of climate change unit under NCDPC-EOHO in 2011, with MDGF support.
  • A policy handbook was made, from all relevant policies on climate change and health.