Human health is profoundly affected by climate change. According to the World Health Organization, between 2030 and 2050 climate change is expected to cause 250 thousand additional deaths per year due to malaria, malnutrition, diarrhea and heat stress.
Brazil is vulnerable to climate change impacts, including reduced water availability, risk of coastal flooding, and health risks associated with heat stress, air pollution and changing patterns of climate sensitive vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.
These alarming situations underscore the urgent need to spread improvements in creating healthy environments, like clean air, safe water, and sanitation facilities.
To discuss those issues this event brings together local and abroad stakeholders from different sectors to discuss the status, challenges and actions on the effects of climate change to the human health.
Marco Antonio Teixeira