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WMO and WHO Establish Joint Office for Climate and Health

by Enric Terradellas last modified Jul 17, 2014 03:36 PM

The World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization have joined forces to tackle the increasing risks to human health posed by weather and climate hazards such as extreme temperatures, floods, droughts and tropical cyclones.

A new WHO/WMO Climate and Health office has been established under the auspices of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) to promote the coordinated development and use of climate services to improve public health. It will increase awareness, build capacity, and connect meteorological services with experts in the health sector in an active partnership for climate adaptation and risk management.

The joint office is led by Dr. Joy Shumake-Guillemot, lead author of the GFCS Health Exemplar, who has worked extensively with WHO and other partners to support climate change adaptation in the health sector.

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