FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES GLOBAL SUMMIT TO BE HELD MARCH 14 – 16 IN ABU DHABI
At COP27, Forecasting Healthy Futures announced plans to hold its inaugural Global Summit this March in Abu Dhabi. The Summit will be the first of its kind, bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts from science, government, and academia for workshops and a 2-day plenary conference. The agenda will include a comprehensive review of evidence and predictions of climate change’s impact on human health, a closer look at what constitutes a climate-resilient health system, and a sneak peek at certain sources of optimism fueled by new data sources, technologies and on-the-ground innovations.
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FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES EXPANDS GLOBAL HEALTH & CLIMATE INITIATIVE
This month, Malaria No More announced the expansion of Forecasting Healthy Futures, through a new 3-year, $5 million award from the Reaching the Last Mile initiative. Learn more about the announcement and Phase II of the FHF initiative.
REPORT: MALARIA CASES INCREASED TO 247 MILLION IN 2021
According to the WHO’s latest World Malaria Report, ongoing disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to an increase in malaria cases for a second year in a row. The report also found, “Despite uncertainties about exactly how climate change will affect malaria, it will certainly affect the geographical range, intensity and seasonality of vector-borne diseases. More broadly, climate change will directly affect human health across the world and threaten the capacity of health systems to manage and protect people’s health.”
BEYOND COP27: THE ROAD TO COP28
“There is a diverse and truly global community of experts who have a tremendous combined potential to ensure that our future under the projected climate change scenarios is not disastrous. The biggest challenge is how to get the right people to the table for every specific discussion and negotiation.” Tatiana Loboda - Professor and Chair, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland
“CLIMATE-PROOFING” GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS: A DISCUSSION AT COP27
At the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, during a session on climate change and global health, Forecasting Healthy Futures hosted a panel discussion, entitled “Climate-Proofing Global Health Systems with Earth Observation Data, Artificial Intelligence, and other transformative technologies,” centered on making global health systems resilient to change climate conditions.
READ OUR BLOG POST ON THE FHF DISCUSSION AT COP27
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Every two weeks, the Institute for Malaria and Climate Solutions Expert Network brings together the foremost researchers and practitioners at the nexus of malaria, climate, and technology, creating a global network of experts in malaria early warning systems and prediction and planning tools.
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