Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health (in Fiji)

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Description

In Fji: The principal expected benefit for the health sector is having a functional Health Information System that is capable of generating Early Warnings for climate sensitive diseases and communicating these effectively to relevant stakeholders. The project will also: create awareness amongst communities; further strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration and communication within all levels the Ministry of Health; strengthen inter-sectoral collaboration at all levels with other key government agencies (such as the Fiji Meteorological Service anf the National Disaster Management Office) and organizations such as the IFRC-RC. The project contributes to the revival of the Fiji Climate Change Country Team to ensure proper coordination of climate change activities in the country.

Project Status
Start Date
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
End Date
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Project Type
Project Scope
Project Objectives

Fiji Project Objective: To increase the adaptive capacity of the health sector to respond to climate sensitive risks.

Project Outputs
Output 1: Early warning systems will be adjusted to include climate change induced health risks. Output 2: Capacity of health sector institutions to respond to climate-sensitive health risks will be improved. Output 3: Prevention measures piloted in emerging and epidemic risk area. Output 4: Cooperation among participating countries promotes innovation in adaptation to climate change including variability.