WHO AFRO Participation at COP26 and COP27 and call for Action COP28

3 May, 2023

WHO AFRO builds on its strong involvement in climate and health globally, with active participation at the COP26 and COP27 events, with a strong call to action at COP28.

WHO AFRO participation in the Climate Health Africa Network for Collaboration and Engagement (CHANCE) network conference

1 July, 2022 

The CHANCE network aims to facilitate interactions between policy makers from East and Southern African countries, representatives of international organisations, funders, researchers, and WHO, so that we collaborate on climate change and health policy development and work together to take advantage of available climate financing.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


1 April 2021 

Up to 55 000 premature deaths can be saved in Accra, one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, through sustainable modes of transport, a new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Urban Health Initiative has found.

With improved air quality and increased physical activity due to better transport, an additional 33 000 lives can be saved over the next 35 years and US$ 15 billion in health costs averted, according to the report entitled Health and economic impacts of transport interventions in Accra …

Ten-year Strategic Action Plan and other resources from IMCHE3 now available

1 June 2020 

The Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa (IMCHE3) took place from 6-9 November 2018 in Libreville, Gabon. Building on the progress and valuable lessons learnt since the first IMCHE in Libreville in 2008, the aim of the conference was to serve as a platform for countries to reaffirm commitments to working at the intersection of environment and health. This meeting produced a number of outputs including the Strategic Action Plan To Scale Up Health And Environment Interventions In Africa 2019 –2029. This and many other resources are now available for download …

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ENACTS maprooms for malaria control

26 April 2017

Public health policy makers and practitioners are increasingly concerned about the  impact that climate, environmental and social changes might have on the effectiveness of current and future vector-borne disease control and elimination programs. Yet, while climate change adaptation programs are increasing in scope and resourcing, an identified gap remains in research and professional capacity to use climate information in decision making….

WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profiles

5 May 2017

WHO is spearheading an ongoing initiative, the WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile Project. Through a consultation and review process involving cross-sector collaboration, these country profiles provide information on climate hazards and health risks tailored to Ministers of Health, health decision-makers and advocates.

WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Global Overview 2015
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USAID report launched

20 April 2017

USAID has issued a new report, Risk Expands, But Opportunity Awaits: Emerging Evidence on Climate Change and Health in Africa. This report presents evidence on the effects of climate change risks on the health sector in Africa. It illustrates climate threats to health and development investments and highlights opportunities to achieve health targets in Sub-Saharan Africa in the face of climate change.

The TDR-IDRC research initiative enters its final phase

8 March 2017

The TDR-IDRC Research Initiative on Vector Borne Diseases in the Context of Climate Change is in its final year. This initiative supports five research projects across seven countries in Africa. The focus of these projects has now shifted from data collection to sharing of new knowledge. The teams involved are finding innovative ways of sharing their research findings beyond the academic sphere – including with policy-makers, non-governmental organisations and end users.


The Global Framework for Climate Services Adaptation (GFCS) programme in Africa

17 February 2017

The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) is an international partnership of producers and users of climate information. In Malawi and Tanzania, the GFCS is helping to build capacity for the development of sector specific climate services, and to increase the access and use of these services for improved health preparedness, food security and disaster risk-reduction.

New climate change agreement includes significant focus on health

23 December 2015

The first universal climate change agreement has just been announced, and presented as a great success, for the planet, and for multilateral diplomacy.  The WHO COP team note that the first universal climate change agreement…


Launch of

30 November 2015

On Monday 30 November 2015, the public site for five research projects on vector- borne diseases in Africa was launched: This research programme is implemented by TDR, with funding support from…