Effects of climate change on the social & environmental determinants of health in Africa: what can communities do to strengthen their climate resilience?

COP 21/CMP 11 – Paris, France; Technical Paper for WHO/UNEP Side Event
WHO Regional Office for Africa, 2015

29 pp. 4.2 MB
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In this paper, the authors present current evidence on how climate change impacts on social and environmental determinants of health and the link between these determinants and the vulnerability of local communities. They outline proven community-based interventions that local populations in developing countries can scale-up and take ownership of in order to strengthen their resilience to climate-sensitive diseases and conditions, including in the context of climate-induced disasters.

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