Climate change poses profound threats to human health. Not only does climate change negatively affect physical and mental health along the entire life course, it also impacts access to quality health care by disrupting essential services. Mitigating climate change by reducing emissions is one way countries can improve health outcomes for their citizens. USAID’s approach, guided by USAID's Climate Strategy, includes increasing the resilience of the health sector by focusing on identifying shifts in climate-sensitive, vector-borne diseases through surveillance and early warning; strengthening health system capacity to prepare and respond to climate events; and supporting the development and implementation of climate-smart health policies such as heat-health action plans, air quality management, and operational sustainability.

Between Two Baobab Trees Podcast Series
Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Health Sector
Climate-Resilient Development Framework
Engaging the Private Sector in Health System Resilience Efforts

U.S. President's Malaria Initiative: Climate Framework


Between Two Baobab Trees


Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Health Sector

Our 2024 Photo Contest theme is In Focus: Communities Confronting Climate Change. Submissions will be accepted beginning June 5, 2024 until July 19, 2024.
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Through Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria, USAID is improving individual, family, and community nutrition and changing health norms.
A better understanding of agency through a gendered lens will enable health-focused social and behavior change programs to produce transformative results.
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