Climate information for improving health outcomes

A live webcast 8-10 June open to all

TDR news item
27 May 2016

Health practitioners, researchers and policy-makers are coming together to review how climate information can be used to improve control of infectious diseases, nutrition and meteorological disasters. The 2016 Health and Climate Colloquium is being held at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University in New York 8-10 June, and is open to all via live web streaming.

The purpose of the event is to help build a global community of health practitioners and policy-makers that can use climate information as a means to support health delivery and improved outcomes in the context of a changing climate. Experts from governments, humanitarian agencies, development organizations, UN agencies, research centres and universities will be in attendance.

Five TDR projects will be profiled which are focused on reducing health vulnerabilities and increasing resilience against vector-borne disease risks under climate change conditions in Africa. On 6-7 June, key researchers from the five projects from Africa will participate in a pre-Colloquium capacity building workshop on scientific writing and research uptake. The same researchers will present updates of their research work during the Colloquium.

The conference is convened by The International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and the Mailman School of Public Health, and sponsored by the World Health Organization, TDR, the World Meteorological Organization, the Global Framework for Climate Services, the World Bank Group, the International Development Research Centre, the CGIAR research programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, and the Earth Institute.

The colloquium is invitation-only. However, the event will be live streamed starting June 8 here.

Follow updates using #healthclimate2016 on Twitter.

For more information, contact Bernadette Ramirez