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In order to build awareness and improve communication regarding the health impacts of climate, the HCCCT begins to develop a National Climate Change and Health Communication Strategy in March 2017 with a workshop in Blantyre to define the document’s goals and objectives, and to identify...

Malawi begins the process of developing a Health National Adaptation Plan (H-NAP) that is aligned with both Malawi’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) and the National Health Strategy....

On 20 September 2016, Malawi signs the Paris Agreement, which not only sets ambitious aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but pushes countries to develop adaptation plans that will protect human health from the worst impacts of climate change, such as droughts, heat waves, and...

The impact of El Niño on food and water security in Malawi generates momentum for improving Health Sector Emergency Response planning. In December 2016, two workshops are held for district representatives from various health zones in order to discuss responses to the latest El Niño...

On behalf of the HCCCT, the policy brief entitled, “How can Malawi reduce public health burden due to Climate Change?” is prepared by representatives from national government and academia with support from the WHO Malawi Country Office. The policy brief informs decision makers on the...

The 14th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health is held in Lilongwe, Malawi from the 3rd to the 6th of May 2016. This is the first time a Congress is held in the African country. The topic of the Congress is “Solving global emerging...

The Health and Climate Change Core Team (HCCCT) develops and integrates a Climate Change and Health module into the Malawi Health Surveillance Assistants’ 3-month official training curriculum. This marks an important step towards capacity building efforts as the Health Surveillance Assistants are the first point...

Districts affected by the 2014-2015 floods convene to discuss lessons learned from their experience and reflect on ways to improve their existing district contingency plans, which formerly focused on cholera outbreak response. The workshop results in the development of enhanced flood response plans for the...

The Polytechnic University of Malawi begins the development of a Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (V&A). The results of the V&A show that malaria, diarrhoeal diseases, and malnutrition are among the main causes of death in Malawi, all of which will be...

The Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Adaptation Programme for Africa project was launched in Tanzania and Malawi. The Health and Climate Change Core Team (HCCCT) is established in Malawi in order to plan, formulate, implement and monitor the health component of the GFCS program....