Journal article

A 'Healthy Islands' framework for climate change in the Pacific

Lachlan McIver, Kathryn Bowen, Elizabeth Hanna, Steven Iddings

HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Small Pacific Island countries (PICs) are among the most vulnerable countries in the world to the anticipated detrimental health effects of climate change. The assessment of health vulnerabilities and planning adaptation strategies to minimize the impacts of climate change on health tests traditional health governance structures and depends on strong linkages and partnerships between actors involved in these vital processes. This article reviews the actors, processes and contexts of the climate change and health vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning project carried out by the World Health Organization and health sector partners in three island countries in the Micronesian region o..

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