Grant to World Health Organization (WHO) for improving public health systems through climate resilience in Mozambique, 2018

Beneficiary: World Health Organization (WHO)

Budget: 2.000.000 euros

Duration: 2018 - 2021

The disease burden in Mozambique is characterized by a large proportion of climate-sensitive diseases. Malaria (6.2 million cases in 2016) and HIV / AIDS (13.2% prevalence in 2015) make up more than half of the mortality in Mozambique. Recurrent epidemics of climate-sensitive diseases (such as cholera, measles, dengue fever, chikungunya, West Nile and yellow fever) put pressure on the already over-health system. The current and future climate projections indicate an increase between 2.5 ° and 3 ° by 2046 - 2065. Extreme temperatures above 35 ° will occur more frequently. This evolution indicates the increasing direct and indirect effects of climate on health policy.

WHO will work directly with the Mozambican health ministry to limit the negative impact of climate on the health of Mozambicans. In addition to monitoring and tackling climate-related diseases, the ministry will also pursue the continuity of the health system in the event of extreme weather conditions.

This project is part of the Flemish efforts that have been agreed within the intra-Belgian climate burden distribution. Flanders commits itself to commit 14.5 million euros annually for international climate finance in the period 2016-2020.