FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES
Global health solutions in the context of climate change
An initiative convened by:
NEW GLOBAL CAMPAIGN, THE FACE OF CHANGE, LAUNCHES AHEAD OF HISTORIC COP28 HEALTH DAY TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE-DRIVEN HEALTH CRISIS
DUBAI, Dec. 2, 2023 – Ahead of a historic, first-ever Health Day during the 28th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, Forecasting Healthy Futures—in partnership with TIME CO2—announces the launch of a bold and ambitious global campaign - The Face of Change - that centers health as the human face of climate change.
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 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.
According to the World Health Organization, climate-driven health risks include:
Natural disasters and variable rainfall patterns
Changing patterns of infection
Negative impacts on social and environmental determinants of health
About Forecasting Healthy Futures
THE WORLD NEEDS NEW GLOBAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
Despite a deepening consensus among scientists and the medical community, and abundant modeling exercises that describe the increasing burden of climate change on human health, not enough is being done to develop real adaptative strategies and practical solutions that anticipate and avoid the worst health consequences of climate change on vulnerable populations.
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 through data-driven models; shining a light on the intersection of health and climate; and elevating it on the international agenda, mobilizing additional resources for its advancement.
FORECASTING HEATHLY FUTURES WAS ESTABLISHED WITH TWO BROAD OBJECTIVES:
PUT HEALTH AT THE CENTER OF THE CLIMATE CHANGE DIALOGUE
NEW SOLUTIONS TO BUILD CLIMATE-RESILIENT HEALTH SYSTEMS
Institute for Health Modeling and Climate Solutions
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.
EARLY FORECASTING HEALTHY FUTURES PARTNERS
THE FACE OF CHANGE CAMPAIGN PARTNERS
THE FACE OF CHANGE CAMPAIGN EARLY SUPPORTERS AND CHAMPIONS
These partners are public champions of the FHF Face of Change campaign created in partnership with TIME CO2