|Title||Advancing knowledge and increasing capacity to address climate-driven infectious diseases in Canada|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Lee-Fuller C, Magnan A, Pharand S|
|Journal||Can Commun Dis Rep|
|Keywords||adaptation, awareness, capacity, climate change, education, infectious diseases, resilience, surveillance|
The impacts of climate change are becoming more and more evident worldwide. In Canada, the provincial and territorial governments that support the PCF and the federal government have spelled out the critical steps required to respond to these changes. And, there is greater acknowledgement of the need to focus on health and well-being as part of our adaptation measures.
PHAC is committed to addressing the impacts of climate change on infectious diseases, and has identified gaps in knowledge and capacity that need to be addressed in order to better respond to current and future climate-driven increases in infectious diseases. To support the implementation of the PCF, PHAC continues to increase its knowledge and expertise. It has put in place the new IDCC program that includes a grants and contributions fund.
PHAC will continue to work to advance knowledge and awareness of the effects of climate change and to help Canadians to prepare for and be more resilient to its impacts.