Climate Change & Health


WHO - Climate Change and Health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) began in 1948 and its primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

The main areas of work include health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.

The WHO has produced this factsheet on Climate Change and Health.

It provides key facts on:

  • Climate Change
  • What is the impact of climate change and health?
  • Extreme heat
  • Natural disasters and variable rainfall patterns
  • Patterns of infection
  • Measuring the health effects
  • Who is at risk?
  • WHO response

Resource: WHO - Climate Change and Health