Health

Extreme climate and weather events have been the focus of many anticipatory action initiatives to date but there are increasing opportunities to anticipate and act ahead of other hazards such as epidemics and disease outbreaks, which are also drivers of human suffering and loss. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has further amplified the need to look beyond climate and weather-related hazards to include epidemics and to consider the compounding and exacerbating impacts on vulnerabilities when multiple hazards coincide. 

Technological progress in scientific modelling and forecasting systems are enabling better predictions of who, how, when and where people might be affected by disease outbreaks and epidemics. These advances are providing increased opportunities to develop, implement and expand anticipatory action approaches for health, such as anticipating cholera epidemics and dengue outbreaks. 

The knowledge resources below highlight the recent studies and applications of anticipatory action for health, from across the anticipatory action community. 

There is a growing need to expand our knowledge on how to best implement anticipatory action for such health-related applications. Please get in contact with us if you would like to share knowledge resources on this topic or engage in knowledge exchange activities.

 

 

Knowledge resources

Linking early warnings to early action: compound hydrometeorological hazards and dengue outbreaks

In this blog you can read more about how hydrometeorological hazards do impact outbreaks of dengue.

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Recording and documentation from the FOREWARN Community meeting on Epidemics

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Anticipating the humanitarian consequences of COVID-19

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Stefanie Lux

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German Red Cross

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