To create awareness among general population (vulnerable community), health-care providers and Policy makers regarding impacts of climate change on human health.
To strengthen capacity of healthcare system to reduce illnesses/ diseases due to variability in climate
To strengthen health preparedness and response by performing situational analysis at national/ state/ district/ below district levels.
To develop partnerships and create synchrony/ synergy with other missions and ensure that health is adequately represented in the climate change agenda in the country
To strengthen research capacity to fill the evidence gap on climate change impact on human health
Every year National programme on Climate Change and Human Health (NPCCHH) under the Ministry
of Health and Family Welfare observes World Environment Day (June 5) with its State health
programme officials. This year its theme‒Ecosystem Restoration, was adapted by the programme to
highlight the role of health Sector in Ecosystem Restoration. It was proposed that State programme
officers under NPCCHH may undertake activities related to environmentally friendly and / sustainable
measures in the health sector on 5th June, 21 or preferably the whole first week of June 2021. A list of
suggested activities was shared earlier.