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WHO Publishes Consultation Report on Health and Climate Resilience in LDCs

October 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the report of the consultation on Essential Public Health Package to Enhance Climate Resilience in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-8 September 2010.

The consultation aimed to define the core public health functions that should protect populations from climate change impacts. It was attended by representatives from vulnerable countries, the UNFCCC Secretariat, and relevant WHO departments, who broadly agreed on enhancing resilience through linking environment and health surveillance, vector control and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The final essential public health package is expected to support national planning, and access to adaptation finance. [WHO Press Release] [Consultation Report]