HEALTH

 

Climate change will increase health related stress from extreme weather-related disasters such as wider spread of vector-borne diseases as malaria and dengue and increasing frequency of heat and cold waves.

 

India is now formulating a ‘Health Mission’ under the ambit of NAPCC to evolve strategies for mitigating, containing and managing the adverse impact of Climate Change on health. The mission aims at analysing epidemiological data, identify vulnerable population and regions, build knowledge base and expertise, increase awareness and community participation.

 

Apart from the overall public heath infrastructure at the national and sub national levels, the Government of India has launched programmes like Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) to deal with vector borne diseases like malaria, dengue etc. As part of this programme India aims to eliminate malaria by 2030.

 

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