Global health solutions in the context of climate change

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THE LATEST

FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES HOSTS SUMMIT IN BAKU, AZERBAIJAN AHEAD OF COP29, ELEVATING HEALTH ON THE CLIMATE AGENDA

This week, amidst growing concerns about the impacts of climate change on human health and ahead of COP29, Forecasting Healthy Futures hosted its 2nd annual Global Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan.

OUR MISSION

PROMOTING PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGES WORSENED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

Forecasting Healthy Futures strives to protect and expand global health gains, in the context of climate change, with an emphasis on the most vulnerable communities worldwide. We approach that mission by inspiring commitment to mitigation action in the public and private sectors, promoting adaptation investment in health systems and solutions to address the impact of global warming, and accelerating innovation to make healthcare systems more resilient to climate threats tomorrow.

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According to the World Economic Forum, by 2050 the climate crisis may lead to:

2B+

Healthy life years lost

14.5M

Deaths

$1.1T

In extra costs to healthcare systems

500M

Additional people at risk of exposure to vector-borne diseases

$12.5T

In economic losses

About Forecasting Healthy Futures

THE WORLD NEEDS NEW GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

Despite the increased awareness of the direct impacts of climate change on health and the need for proactive solutions and financing, not enough is being done to protect the most vulnerable communities with practical solutions, mitigation action, and investment in healthcare systems.

FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES WAS LAUNCHED TO ACCELERATE INVESTMENT IN NEW SOLUTIONS.

In 2020, Malaria No More convened a coalition of global health and technology partners committed to addressing the intersection of health and climate. Since then the coalition has grown and continues to find new ways to protect global health gains from the threat of climate change.

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FORECASTING HEATHLY FUTURES HAS THREE BROAD OBJECTIVES:

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INSPIRE COMMITMENT TO MITIGATION ACTION IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS

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PROMOTE ADAPTATION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS

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ACCELERATE INNOVATION TO MAKE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS MORE RESILIENT

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Driving Innovation

Institute for Health Modeling and Climate Solutions (IMACS)

The Institute for Health Modeling and Climate Solutions is a virtual center of excellence with the mission to help countries accurately anticipate climate-driven changes in malaria transmission and direct their control measures with more precision.

The Institute for Health Modeling and Climate Solutions links experts around the world, advancing the multidisciplinary science of designing increasingly sophisticated early warning systems for malaria prediction. Those systems unlock the potential for precision programming and cost-effective disease elimination; paving the way for successful elimination despite the complexity introduced by climate change.

These partners are public champions of the FHF Face of Change campaign created in partnership with TIME CO2