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Adapting Health Systems to Protect Children from the Impact of Climate Change

October 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Session Nine: How Early Warning Systems can Improve Climate-Responsive Healthcare Approaches

Date: Friday, October 13, 2023

Time: 9 – 10am EST [GMT-5]

Photo Credit: UN Climate Technology Centre & Network

 

Join the Child Health Task Force’s Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup, UNICEF, and Global Communities for the ninth webinar on adapting child health systems to become more resilient in the face of today’s climate crisis.

Session Nine: How Early Warning Systems can Improve Climate-Responsive Healthcare Approaches

Friday, October 13, 9:00-10:00am EST (GMT-5)

Climate change is exacerbating extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, which have profound implications for public health. These events can lead to injuries, displacement, and the spread of diseases, particularly within vulnerable populations such as infants, children, and pregnant women as they are more susceptible to the health effects of these events.

Early warning systems help in monitoring and predicting these climate-related hazards, allowing governments, communities, and healthcare systems to take proactive measures. They facilitate the timely preparedness and response interventions which in turn support better allocation of resources for the challenges ahead posed by various climate shocks and stresses. This helps reduce casualties while also minimizing the strain posed on healthcare facilities. Furthermore, early warnings can help raise public awareness about climate-related health risks, encouraging individuals to take precautions and prioritize their well-being.

Our expert panelists in our final session of this year’s series will share tangible examples of how they are supporting developing and using early warning systems in India and other countries in the region. They will show how , in essence, these systems are indispensable tools in building resilience, safeguarding public health, and adapting to the changing climate landscape.

 

Speakers:

  • Kaushik Sarkar, Inaugural Director, Institute for Health Modeling and Climate Solutions
  • Abhiyant Tiwari, Lead Health & Climate Resilience, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) India

 

Moderators:

  • Cara Endyke Doran, Global Communities & Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children Subgroup

  • Swathi Machikanti, Climate Adaptation for Health Lead, Healthy Environments for Health Children

    UNICEF

 

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Date:
October 13, 2023
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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