Health Risks & Climate Change Programme

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Cambodia is highly vulnerable to direct and indirect health impacts of climate variability and change, as experienced in recent years through severe floods and droughts.

To become more resilient to these climate impacts the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to support communities and the local health system in Siem Reap and Kampong Cham provinces in implementing specific adaptive measures: While together with Malteser International disaster risk reduction is combined with improving access to safe drinking water and climate-sensitive health education in Siem Reap, the guppy-fish takes centre stage in Kampong Cham, where it helps controlling dengue as part of integrated vector management introduced by Malaria Consortium.

Link to Malaria Consortium Project Brief:

http://www.malariaconsortium.org/media-downloads/635/Implementing%20integrated%20vector%20management%20for%20dengue%20control%20in%20Cambodia:%20Community%20perceptions%20and%20policy%20development

Link to Malteser International project website:

https://www.malteser-international.org/en/our-work/asia/cambodia/building-climate-change-resilience.html