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Ministerio de Salud articula acciones frente al cambio climático en regiones.

Health sets measures to confront climate change in regions | News

Representatives of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) and the Ministry of Environment (MENAM) explained the measures at the local and regional level against climate change that are being trialled with officials from 19 regions, it was reported.

The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Health Working Group on Climate Change (GTCC Minsa) led by the Directorate General of Disaster Risk Management and National Health Defense (Digerd) and with the support of the Ministry of Environment (Minam).

In this meeting, in which officials from 19 regions participated, the meeting took place under the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

At the said meeting, regional health directorates and departments; In addition to the Directorate of Integrated Health Networks (Diris), she was able to present developments in the implementation of integrated climate change management with a regional approach in the health sector and implement a roadmap to articulate adaptation measures in budget programs for the health sector.

On her part, Minam, through Silvia Rodríguez Valadares, Director, Adaptation to Climate Change and Desertification, congratulated the sector on the progress and the regional outlook through which the NDC target setting process was implemented. Managing the modernization of regional strategies to address climate change.

Jorge Escobar, Director of Digerd, stated that it is essential to promote coordinated multi-level and multilateral action to counter the effects of climate change on the health of the most vulnerable populations. He pointed out that “we must develop interventions that allow us to contribute to reducing greenhouse gases.”

In addition, the Ministry of Health, through the National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control, the National Institute of Health and the General Directorate of Environmental Health, is strengthening the knowledge of technical personnel in 19 regions, developing virtual courses in the use of reporting tool containing information on climatic and environmental variables, related to the vulnerabilities and risks associated with climate change.

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At the end of the meeting, it was reported that the virtual course on managing health risks associated with climate change at its basic and intermediate level had been prepared.

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Publication date: 2/28/2022