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Curtin University
WHO Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment

WHO Consultant to governments of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Nauru

solomon island flagThe purpose of this project was to define and describe the health impacts of climate change that pertain to the three countries.

Through a staged process over the period of time the potential health risks were identified and the level of risk estimated. A range of possible adaptation measures was developed in order that some of these climate change-attributable health risks may be prioritised and thus avoided.  In doing so, it is hoped that the health system in each of the three countries may be strengthened and the level of cross-sectoral cooperation improved, as climate change is truly an issue that ignores traditional boundaries of roles and responsibilities and immediate action is required to protect the health of these Pacific Island countries.