“Climate change and vector borne diseases” (4th Ecodevelopment webinar – 13/12/2023)

The 4th Ecodevelopment webinar on “Climate change and vector-borne diseases” was successfully held on Wednesday 13 December 2023, one day after the end of the COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai, UAE.
The seminar was attended by a total of 160 participants, with 60% of them coming from public administration and research institutes and 40% from mosquito control agencies.
The December seminar focused on climate change and vector-borne diseases, with guest speakers four distinguished experts from the World Health Organization, the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association, the European Mosquito Control Association and the Yale School of Public Health, who provided information from their own perspectives.

The invited speakers and the titles of their presentations were, in order of presentation, as follows:

  • Vassilis Vassiliou (Yale School of Public Health) – “Climate Change and Environmental Health”
  • Florence Fouque (TDR WHO Geneva) – “Impact of climate change on vectors and vector-borne diseases: overview and projects supported by TDR (WHO Technology, Development, Research)”
  • Charles Mbogo (PanAfrican Mosquito Control Association) – “The impact of climate change on mosquito-borne diseases in Africa”
  • Sandra Gewehr (Ecodevelopment/European Mosquito Control Association) – “Mosquito-borne diseases: preparedness and mitigation policies in the face of climate change in Europe”

Please find below the Athens-Macedonian News Agency article on the content of the seminar, as well as its republication by major media: