Improving the health resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change in Benin, focusing on the regions of Adjohoun, Bonou and Dangbo, as well as malaria, cardiovascular diseases and acute respiratory infections

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Improving the health resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change in Benin, focusing on the regions of Adjohoun, Bonou and Dangbo, as well as malaria, cardiovascular diseases and acute respiratory infections

Climate change (CC) has a negative impact on the health of Benin's population. In the Adjohoun-Bonou-Dangbo health zone, CC, leading to the likely increase in the delay in rainfall, early end of the rainy seasons and rising temperatures, threatens the livelihoods of the population through an increase in climate-sensitive diseases. The proposed project aims to improve the resilience of vulnerable communities in this health zone to malaria, cardiovascular diseases and acute respiratory infections in a context of CC. The proposed strategy includes: establishing and deepening scientific evidence and knowledge of CC impacts on human health at national level, strengthening institutional and operational capacity of the health system in response to the health impacts of CC, and developing a national health early-warning system taking into account CC impacts to allow for an appropriate response and a better use of health services in the zone of intervention.

Cover date 04 March 2020
Document type Concept note
Organisation
Fonds National pour L’Environnement
Country
Benin