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  • Climate Change Country Profiles
    WHO recently released the Climate and Health Country Profiles of 15 countries around the globe. These profiles provide relevant and reliable country-specific information about the current and future impacts of climate change on human health, the opportunities for health co-benefits from climate mitigation actions, and current policy responses at country level.
  • Heatwaves and Health: Guidance on Warning-System Development
    The World Meteorological Organization and WHO outline the issues surrounding the general heat–health problem and present how an understanding of the biometeorology, epidemiology, public health, and risk-communication aspects of heat as a hazard can be used to inform the development of a heat adaptation plan. The Guidance has been produced to have global applicability.
  • Operational Framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems
    This WHO operational framework provides guidance for health systems and public health programming to increase their capacity for protecting health in an unstable and changing climate.
  • Improving Nutrition Outcomes with Better Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Practical Solutions for Policy and Programmes
    This document, jointly prepared by WHO, UNICEF, and USAID, summarizes the current evidence on the benefits of safe drinking-water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for improving nutrition outcomes and describes how WASH interventions can be integrated into national nutrition policies and programs. It is also a valuable tool to help countries implement the policy options on WASH recommended in the Framework for Action adopted by the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition in 2014.