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Table 1 Examples of health-related adaptation activities and relevant sector involvement

From: Climate change adaptation: Where does global health fit in the agenda?


Responsible sector

Partner sectors

Adaptation activity


Improved and increased surveillance for infectious diseases (particularly diarrhoeal disease, malaria and dengue)


Water Supply/Sanitation/Infrastructure

Developing community-based models of management of children with acute malnutrition


Agriculture/Community services

Develop sustainable methodologies for improving rice production practices


Health/Agriculture/Rural Development

Improve and strengthen the capacity of disaster management authorities to effectively coordinate and plan emergency response to droughts, floods and storms

Disaster Management


Provide water filters for household use

Rural Development

Water Supply/Sanitation/Infrastructure/Health/Finance