RADA DUKPA MINISTRY OF HEALTH BHUTAN 5 TH  INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION PROTECTING PEOPLE'S HEAL...
Presentation Outline <ul><li>Country Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Himalaya Location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Country Facts <ul><li>Area = 38,394 sq.km  </li></ul><ul><li>Population = 695,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Population Density = 1...
<ul><li>Southern foothills: hot and humid </li></ul><ul><li>Central Inner Himalayas: Cool  and temperate </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Glacier Lake Outburst Flood and its threats </li></ul>Major Climate Change Impacts in Bhutan
Bhutan's Vulnerability to Climate Change Glacial and surface water depletion Agriculture & Food Security Sustainability of...
Health Risks of Climate Change in Bhutan
Piloting Climate Change Adaptation  to Protect Human Health in Bhutan www.who.int/globalchange/projects/adaptation/en/inde...
To strengthen the national capacity to identify and prevent adverse climate change related health outcomes in Bhutan Risk ...
Project Stakeholders National Level:  13 Organizations District Level:  20 District Health Workers & Local Authorities  Co...
Department of Public Health,  NCD  Division Gross National Commission  Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs Project Steer...
Expand the current surveillance and monitoring of climate sensitive diseases in non-epidemics districts a)  Conduct Vulner...
<ul><li>b)  Integrated surveillance and alert network system piloted across high risk areas to monitor early detection of ...
Outcome No 2: Community and Health sector institutions have improved capacity to respond to climate-sensitive health risks.
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Rada Dukpa presented at CBA5 how the Royal Ministry of Health of Bhutan is preparing health services to respond to health risks associated with climate change due to glacial lake outburst floods, and changes in vector borne and waterborne diseases in the Himalayas. Project supported by WHO-UNDP-GEF.

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Session 20 Dukpa Bhutan_Health & Climate ca

  1. 1. RADA DUKPA MINISTRY OF HEALTH BHUTAN 5 TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNITY BASED ADAPTATION PROTECTING PEOPLE'S HEALTH FROM CLIMATE CHANGE IN BHUTAN
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>Country Facts </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Himalaya Location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Zones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Change & Bhutan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Identified Health Risks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project: Protect Health from Climate Change in Bhutan </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Objectives & Outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Partners & Stakeholders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptation Measures & Activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Country Facts <ul><li>Area = 38,394 sq.km </li></ul><ul><li>Population = 695,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Population Density = 16/sq. km </li></ul><ul><li>National Language = Dzongkha </li></ul><ul><li>Currency = Ngultrum </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Southern foothills: hot and humid </li></ul><ul><li>Central Inner Himalayas: Cool and temperate </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Region : Alpine Climate </li></ul>Bhutan's Climatic Zones
  5. 5. <ul><li>Glacier Lake Outburst Flood and its threats </li></ul>Major Climate Change Impacts in Bhutan
  6. 6. Bhutan's Vulnerability to Climate Change Glacial and surface water depletion Agriculture & Food Security Sustainability of Hydropower Biodiversity Loss & Ecosystem Services
  7. 7. Health Risks of Climate Change in Bhutan
  8. 8. Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health in Bhutan www.who.int/globalchange/projects/adaptation/en/index2.html
  9. 9. To strengthen the national capacity to identify and prevent adverse climate change related health outcomes in Bhutan Risk assessment and integrated surveillance enhanced for effective management of climate sensitive health risks. Project Outcomes Community and Health sector institutions have improved capacity to respond to climate-sensitive health risks. Emergency preparedness and disease prevention measures. Project Objective
  10. 10. Project Stakeholders National Level: 13 Organizations District Level: 20 District Health Workers & Local Authorities Community Level: Village Health Workers (VHWs)
  11. 11. Department of Public Health, NCD Division Gross National Commission Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs Project Steering Committee District Health Services Ministry of Health HA- BHU/ VHW Project Coordination Mechanism <ul><li>MoH </li></ul><ul><li>GNHC </li></ul><ul><li>DDM </li></ul><ul><li>NEC </li></ul><ul><li>Gelogy &Mines </li></ul><ul><li>Metrology Division </li></ul><ul><li>MoAF </li></ul><ul><li>MoFA </li></ul><ul><li>RSTA </li></ul><ul><li>RIHS </li></ul>COMMUNITY Local Government level
  12. 12. Expand the current surveillance and monitoring of climate sensitive diseases in non-epidemics districts a) Conduct Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment building upon sensitivity studies and involving relevant sectors Identify Risk areas and population / Disease burden of the climate sensitive diseases. Outcome No. 1: Risk assessment and integrated surveillance enhanced for effective management of climate sensitive health risks. Activity
  13. 13. <ul><li>b) Integrated surveillance and alert network system piloted across high risk areas to monitor early detection of changes in climate sensitive diseases and health risks </li></ul>Activity
  14. 14. Outcome No 2: Community and Health sector institutions have improved capacity to respond to climate-sensitive health risks.
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  16. 16. Thank You

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