Adapting Health Systems to Protect Children from the Impact of Climate Change Series

November 10, 2022 - February 28, 2023
Online

The Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup of the Child Health Task Force and UNICEF are co-hosting a webinar series building on the event in May to foster discussion around adapting child health systems to become more resilient in the face of the climate crisis moving forward. Using the Healthy Environments for Healthy Children framework, this series will explore topics at the nexus of climate change and health identified by Task Force members as important to address in order to improve systems supporting maternal, newborn and child health services.

Session One: Healthy Environments for Healthy Children Framework & the Effects of Heatwaves - November 10, 2022

The first session presented an overview of UNICEF's Healthy Environments for Healthy Children framework, shared highlights from UNICEF's newly released report on the impacts of heatwaves on children and discussed possible interventions that can protect their health.

Presenters:

  • Abheet Solomon, Global Programme Lead, Healthy Environments for Healthy Children, UNICEF
  • Dr. Lisa Patel, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and Climate Change
  • Sari Kovats, Associate Professor in Environment and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Nicholas Rees, East Asia and Pacific Programme Manager, Climate and Environment, UNICEF