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Making a move to Protect Health from Climate Change Carlos Corvalan – PAHO/WHO Global Workshop to Evaluate Guides to Assess Health Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change 20-23 July 2010 San José, Costa Rica

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Taking Action to Protect Health from Climate Change Carlos Corvalan – PAHO/WHO Global Workshop to Evaluate Guides to Assess Health Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change 20-23 July 2010 San José, Costa Rica

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Basic ideas The Climate Change challenge A motivation for activity

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What constitutes Health? Physical, psychological well-being? Social prosperity? Everything?

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What constitutes the earth? Physical, Chemical, Biological operators? Social, social environment? Everything?

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What is Environmental Health? It additionally alludes to the hypothesis and routine of surveying and controlling ecological elements which can hurt human wellbeing, or advancing those which ensure wellbeing Environmental wellbeing alludes to those parts of human wellbeing or infection which are dictated by natural variables

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Cardiovasc. maladies Cancer Diabetes Physical idleness Respiratory contaminations Lung malignancy Respiratory sicknesses COPD Cardiovasc. sicknesses Injuries Diarrhea Malaria Injuries Dengue Cardiovasc. ailments and so forth. Leishmaniasis and so forth. Unhealthiness Intestinal parasites Diarrhea Drownings Malnutrition and so forth. Environment-society-singular communication on wellbeing Causes of the causes Migration Energy Transport Direct causes Radiation Air contamination Chemicals Climate change Degraded biological systems Health Vector reproducing destinations Water, sanitation Desertification Water shortage

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Global disparities: GNI versus EBD Sierra Leone Angola Guinea-Bissau Mozambique China India Brazil Finland USA Iceland Afro Amro Emro Euro Searo Wpro

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Basic ideas The Climate Change challenge A plan for activity

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Health Climate change impacts on other hazard variables Causes of the causes Migration Energy Transport Proximal causes Radiation Air contamination Chemicals Climate change Degraded biological systems Vector rearing destinations Water, sanitation Water shortage Desertification

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The wellbeing impacts of environmental change

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Climate change create neighborhood wellbeing effects and increment imbalances

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Climate change starts with… the most helpless gatherings : Children under 5; Pregnant ladies; Elderly individuals; Marginalized provincial, urban and indigenous populaces; Displazed people

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The most powerless against natural changes are the minimum in charge of their cause Climate change: kids are the most exceedingly bad influenced 88% of the weight of infection inferable from environmental change influences youngsters under 5

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environmental change starts with… the most defenseless districts: With high transmission of atmosphere delicate illnesses; Low nourishment generation; Water shortage; Island and beach front urban communities Mountain people group

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Climate change starts with… the most essential general medical issues: Communicable sicknesses; Food security; Disaster dangers Water quality and get to Disease vectors

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Many of the real executioners are atmosphere touchy Each year: - Undernutrition slaughters 3.5 million - Diarrhea murders 2.2 million - Malaria murders more than 900 thousand Each of these is profoundly touchy to temperature and precipitation

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Basic ideas The Climate Change challenge A motivation for activity

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Global Workplan for tending to the ramifications of environmental change for wellbeing and wellbeing frameworks Workplan Aims: Support wellbeing frameworks in all nations, keeping in mind the end goal to improve limit with respect to evaluating and observing wellbeing powerlessness, dangers and effects because of environmental change; Identify procedures and activities to ensure human wellbeing, especially of the most powerless gatherings; and Share information and great practices.

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Strengthen wellbeing frameworks Addressing the ramifications of environmental change for wellbeing Evidence Partnerships Raising mindfulness Global Workplan Objectives

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Workplan Objectives: 1. Bringing issues to light of the impacts of environmental change on wellbeing, with a specific end goal to provoke activity for general wellbeing measures. 2. Take part in associations with other United Nations associations and areas other than the wellbeing segment at national, provincial and universal levels, keeping in mind the end goal to guarantee that wellbeing security and wellbeing advancement are fundamental to environmental change adjustment and moderation arrangements 3. Advance and bolster the era of logical proof 4. Reinforce wellbeing frameworks to adapt to the wellbeing dangers postured by environmental change, including crises identified with outrageous climate occasions and ocean level ascent

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Actions from the nearby to the worldwide setting We have just a single Mother Earth

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