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Health Adaptation to Climate Change

As of: September 2021

The project was part of a seven-project programme implemented by WHO that aimed at strengthening the capacity of participating countries to identify the health-related risks of climate change. To this end the project partners conducted a National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the health sector and developed a national adaptation strategy based on its findings. The project also aimed at expanding local know-how in this field by training experts and making information more widely available in the relevant language.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • National Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Albania's health sector completed in May 2011
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Albania's health sector completed in October 2011
  • Improvement of management skills relating to increased health risks resulting from climate change (air pollution and infectious diseases), e.g. by developing protocols, equipping crisis reaction centres and organising training sessions
  • Installation of equipment for measurement and permanent monitoring of air pollution
  • Assessment of energy efficiency and savings potential in Albanian hospitals (including action plan to improve energy efficiency)
  • Implementation of public awareness campaigns (in schools, on websites, in the media) on health risks relating to climate change

Project data


Implementing organisation:
World Health Organization (WHO) - European Centre for Environment and Health

Political partner(s):
  • Institute of Public Health - Albania
  • Ministry of Environment, Forests and Water Administration - Albania
  • Ministry of Health - Albania

BMU grant:
970.717,00 €

12/2008  till  12/2011



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