Strengthening the Philippines Institutional Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change



In the Philippines, improving maternal health has been identified as the most likely MDG not to be achieved by the target date as the decrease of maternal deaths has been decreasing too slowly to meet targets. Due to poor health, child health is also in jeopardy. Since climate change has been identified to exacerbate the effects of poor health, ineffective mitigation and adaptation are expected to make maternal and child health more fragile. Moreover, climate change is also expected to exacerbate vector borne diseases such as malaria, dengue and leptospirosis.

This is the third book of a four book final report. It is a compendium of good and innovative climate change adaptation options for the health sector and has been taken from extensive reviews of literature and actual site visits. These practices have been identified as being applicable in the Philippine setting.

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