This activity report is based on a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) workshop organised to build the capacity of health professionals and climate scientists in the Greater Horn of Africa on practical applications of climate information and prediction services in the health sector for improved decision-making and better management of health services. The objective was achieved through lectures, practical demonstrations, laboratory exercises, plenary discussions, and field excursions. In concluding the workshop, the participants suggested several items as follow-up actions, including a similar workshop to review progress of previous interactions; enhancement of the interaction between climate scientists and health experts; implementation of national action plans by multi-disciplinary teams and other relevant organizations and institutions; and maintaining regular communication among the group.

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Organization: WMO, WMO

Topics: Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Capacity Development

Type of material: Activity Report

Publication date: 2002

Language: English