Climate-smart healthcare: low-carbon and resilience strategies for the health sector

by Timothy Bouley, Montserrat Meiro-Lorenzo, Patrick Osewe et al.
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank, 2017

80 pp. 3.0 MB
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/322251495434571418/pdf/113572-WP-
PUBLIC-FINAL-WBG-Climate-smart-Healthcare-002.pdf

Climate change is damaging human health now and is projected to have a greater impact in the future. Low- and middle-income countries are seeing the worst effects as they are most vulnerable to climate shifts and least able to adapt given weak health systems and poor infrastructure. Low-carbon approach can provide effective, cheaper care while at the same time being climate smart. It can improve the quality of care in a diversity of settings. By prompting ministries of health to tackle climate change mitigation and foster low-carbon healthcare, the development community can help governments strengthen local capacity and support better community health.

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