Special Webinar: Climate Change and Health System Resilience

Special Webinar: Climate Change and Health System Resilience
Following a cyclone, people in Mozambique trudge through flooded water with personal effects.
Photo courtesy of: Denis Onyodi IFRC/DRK/Climate Centre

Extreme Weather Events and Health System Resilience
Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST

(2:00 p.m. Abidjan; 4:00 p.m. Johannesburg; 5:00 p.m. Nairobi; 8:00 p.m. Almaty; 8:30 p.m. Yangon)

As climate change drives an increase in extreme weather events, the health system needs to adapt to be able to continue preventive services as well as curative services for both acute and chronic conditions. This special webinar will review key findings from an analysis of the Mozambican government’s response to the cyclones of 2019, including an evaluation of the meteorological early warning system, as well as the impact of this severe weather event on the health system.


Co-sponsored by ICAP and the Columbia Climate School.

Chia-Ying Lee, PhD
Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Tatiana Marrufo, MD, MPH
Coordenadora do Programa de Saúde e Ambiente
Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Ministry of Health, Mozambique


Andrea Low, MD, PhD
HIV Clinical and Scientific Director of PHIA
Principal Investigator of S4S
ICAP at Columbia University


Eduardo Samu Gudo, MD, PhD
Deputy Director, National Institute of Health, Mozambique

Genito Maure, PhD
Climatologist and Professor at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

Waltaji Kutane, MS
Technical Officer for Climate Changes and Health, World Health Organization, Mozambique

Carina Perotti Fux, MD
Country Medical Representative, Doctors without Borders Belgium, Mozambique

Erika Rossetto, PhD, MPH, MBA
Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) Resident Advisor, Center for Disease Control, Mozambique