Global warming is putting a lot more people and their animals at greater risk of infectious diseases. Increased incidences of climate-sensitive diseases and/or expansion of spatial ranges of biological vectors and agents they carry have been observed in many regions of the world, especially in countries that have poor surveillance systems. This event will demonstrate tools and approaches that are being developed to support early detection and response to these diseases in order to minimise the health and socio-economic impact that they cause.
Learn more about ILRI at the Africa Climate Summit
|9:00- 9:10 am|
-Opening remarks: Bernard Bett, International Livestock Research Institute
-Screening video: Climate change effects and infectious disease epidemics.
-Testimonial by Kenyan farmer, on Rift Valley fever losses.
Understanding the connections between climate change and disease.
Speaker: Bernard Bett, International Livestock Research Institute
Impacts of climate sensitive diseases on livelihoods
Speaker: Martin Barasa, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières – Germany
|9:20 – 9:25am|
Surveillance and control measures for climate -sensitive diseases.
Speaker: Athman Mwatondo, Ministry of Health, Kenya – Zoonotic Disease Unit
|9:25 – 9:30am||Q&A session with the Audience|