Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change
Climate change will affect health in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. It will challenge the
public health community at the global, regional and national levels with emerging diseases
and existing diseases increasing and spreading geographically. This study aims to improve the
understanding of the human health dimensions of climate change and how projects in areas
other than health, such as agriculture, water financing programs, and disaster risk reduction
need to account explicitly for the health impacts of their interventions.
About Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce
poverty in the world, a task that requires cooperation and persistence.
Through development cooperation, Sweden assists countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and
Latin America. Each country is responsible for its own development. Sida provides resources
and develops knowledge, skills and expertise. This increases the world’s prosperity.
About the Asian Development Bank
ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing
member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the
region’s many successes, it remains home to two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.8 billion people
who live on less than $2 a day, with 903 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is
committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally
sustainable growth, and regional integration.
Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main
instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity
investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.

Asian Development Bank
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1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
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ISBN: 978-92-9092-359-6
Publication Stock No. RPT113738
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