Past webinar video
Webinar on Preparedness for Vector Borne Diseases
5th July 2017 | 03:00 PM- 04:00 PM IST
Vector Borne Diseases outbreak becomes a public health threat each year aggravated by extreme weather events. Partnerships are being strengthened for effective control among multiple departments, municipalities and health facilities. Several steps by the health, meteorology and planning departments are being planned and executed to prevent, control and track the disease. The discussion focused on the new capacities these departments have built across the country, the ongoing activities and plans for moving towards cities free of vector borne diseases.
Webinar on Integrating Heat Adaptation with Climate and Disaster Plans in India
25th October 2016 | 03:00 PM- 04:00 PM IST
The impact of heat on health is perhaps the most obvious and direct consequence of the rising temperatures characteristic of climate change. Adaptation to heat is therefore, urgently required. It includes releasing heat advisories, proper urban planning, and much more. This is an important part of enhancing communities' health resilience to the impact of climate change. India's National Action Plan for Climate Change has now been expanded to 12 missions including one for health. Similarly, State Action Plans exist for almost all the states of India, and 'health' figures as one of the important components of these Plans. As the health sector gears up to the challenges of increasing severity and frequency of heat waves, it is also critical to understand inter-sectoral planning and issues related to it for a coordinated, evidence-based approach to public policy. The webinar featured prominent experts from the climate and health policy sector who discussed this issue at great length. Climate, public health, and public policy professionals also contributed to the discussion.
Webinar on Climate Change and Pubic Health
14th March 2016 | 12:00 PM- 01:00 PM IST
The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), TERI, and TARU Leading Edge Private Limited are co-hosting a webinar titled ‘Building the Bridge between Climate and Public Health.’ The webinar will discuss the use of meteorological forecasts for public health early warning systems.