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Health Adaptation to Climate Change

As of: October 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 Uzbekistan's health sector completed in October 2011
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Uzbekistan's health sector completed in November 2011
  • Improvement of management skills relating to increased health risks resulting from climate change (air pollution and infectious diseases), e.g. by developing national PAL guidelines (practical approach to lung health) and providing corresponding training for doctors and health staff; installation of an early warning system for sandstorms

Project data


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

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Health - Uzbekistan
  • State Committee for Nature Protection - Uzbekistan

BMU grant:
998.679,00 €

12/2008  till  12/2011


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