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Kulima supports drafting of Climate Change Plan of Action for the Health Sector in Mozambique

workshop presentation-MaputoDr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have been working with the Ministerio da Saude (Ministry of Health) to finalise a Climate Change Plan of Action for the Health Sector in Mozambique. The plan builds on a recent workshop attended by national and provincial level health representatives to identify actions and priority activities for the five year period from 2015-2019. That workshop was informed by a report summarising recommendations from two sources: a World Bank report into health sector priorities in Mozambique; and an earlier report resulting from CDKN-funded research undertaken by Kulima, in collaboration with the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and CSIR, into climate change, health, agriculture and disasters in the country.

Kulima director in Mozambique to develop Climate Change Plan of Action for the Health Sector

Mozambique workshopDr Katharine Vincent is in Maputo this week to faciltate a workshop attended by national and provincial level health representatives. In partnership with the Ministerio da Saude (Ministry of Health), the aim of the workshop is to develop a Climate Change Plan for Action for the Health Sector, as part of the sectoral implementation plan of Mozambique's National Climate Change Strategy. The Action Plan is intended to build on insights from a report resulting from earlier CDKN research undertaken by Kulima, in collaboration with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and CSIR, into climate change, health, agriculture and disasters in Mozambique.

 

Kulima completes project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique

MaputoKulima Integrated Development Solutions, together with partners CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, have completed a project on climate change, health, agriculture and disasters analysis in Mozambique.  The project, funded by CDKN, comprised 3 work packages: a stakeholder and institutional analysis and scoping study; a qualitative analysis of how projected climate change may influence epidemiology of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases, including fieldwork in 4 districts; and assessing entry points into the existing Mozambican policy context for addressing future risks, taking into account good practice from other countries.  The final report is available here.

Kulima begins project to develop plan of action on climate change for Mozambique’s Ministry of Health

MaputoFollowing on from the completion of the CDKN-funded project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique, Kulima and partners (CSIR and the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) will continue to support the Ministry of Health (MISAU). The project extension will develop a plan of action and a prioritised and costed policy research agenda on climate change, using a stakeholder consultation that builds on the findings of the first project. The plan of action will build upon the implications of the first study for the forthcoming Health Sector Strategic Plan, whilst the prioritised and costed research agenda should facilitate MISAU and MICOA to better elaborate the health action plan section of the recently-announced National Climate Change Strategy.   

Kulima runs expert workshop as part of climate change and health project in Mozambique

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull, together with colleagues from CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, are preparing for an expert workshop to be held next week in Maputo.  The workshop, to be attended by climate change and health experts, forms an integral part of the CDKN project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique.  The purpose is to use expert judgement to assess the intersection between future climate projections and current disease prevalence, in order to determine high risks to the health sector from climate change in the future.

Kulima works with African Development Bank to develop an adaptation project in Uganda

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Kampala to undertake preliminary meetings with stakeholders to define an adaptation project concept for submission to the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Fund.  Addressing priorities identified in Uganda’s National Adaptation Programme of Action, the project will likely have components relating to the water, agriculture and health sectors.  Meetings will be held with the Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Water and Environment, other relevant government representatives, development partners and civil society organisations.

Kulima meets with CDKN on new project: climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have just returned from Cape Town, where they met with CDKN at the start of a new project on climate change, health, disasters and agriculture in Mozambique.  CDKN is funding the project at the request of the Government of Mozambique, who are keen to fill the data gap in research around how climate change will intersect with health status to create vulnerability to disasters in agricultural communities.  The project will run from June until December, and is being implemented in conjunction with colleagues at the CSIR and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo.