Why it matters
Climate Change is Causing the Spread of Infectious Disease
Climate change is ramping up the risk of malaria, dengue, cholera, and other diseases around the world.
More incidents of severe weather along with warmer environments can effectively roll out a red carpet for disease-carrying vectors and pathogens.
It’s an evolving landscape. Data can help researchers understand the impact while supporting both early warning systems and disease monitoring. This gives public health officials a better chance of spotting outbreaks, and then containing them by rushing resources to protect people on the frontlines.
- 1Community-driven Innovation: We’re enhancing health equity in our global climate and health solutions. This includes supporting country-led climate vulnerability assessments to guide how local health systems safeguard vulnerable communities in a warming world.
- 2Scalable Solutions: We collaborate with health researchers, data scientists, and cross-sector experts to scale solutions for community responses to infectious diseases.
- 3Sustainable Financing: We work with global donors, development banks, country leaders, and stakeholders to secure essential financing that advance the principles of country ownership, accessibility, and long-term impact.
- 4Policy and Partnerships: We align private sector, government, and nonprofit priorities to strengthen our collective response to climate change on a global, regional, and country level.
Across the world, our partners and grantees work to ensure healthy futures for people and the planet.
- Dec 02 202341 Funders, Partners Endorse New Guiding Principles for Financing Climate and Health Solutions To Protect Health
- Dec 02 2023The Rockefeller Foundation Commits USD 100 Million To Test and Scale Climate and Health Solutions Globally
- Jul 19 2023Georgetown University Launches Platform to Navigate Laws Governing the Prevention of Infectious Disease Emergence Worldwide