Health Adaptation to Climate Change - 08_II_003 - 547 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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Health Adaptation to Climate Change

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

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 Kyrgyzstan's health sector completed in November 2011
  • National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Kyrgyzstan'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 and supplying information to health centres, developing a programme to monitor infectious diseases and providing training and curriculum development for medical students
  • Installation of solar plants for decentralised energy supply at five different hospitals
  • 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

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Health - Kyrgyzstan, National Institute of Preventive Medicine - Kyrgyzstan, State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry - Kyrgyzstan

BMU grant:
€ 1,004,442.31

12/2008 till 12/2011