This year we had distinguished panellists with expertise in climate science, health policy and health systems. Together with the panellists we had discussions around understanding climate change and its implications on the health sector, nature of disease burden and population that would be worst affected, role of governments and preparedness of health systems and finally how climate science and predictions can help in better planning and managing adaptive responses of the health systems.

Following is a video recording of the discussion. More information on the panelists is provided below.

More about the panelists

  Dr. Abhay Shukla is a public health physician, who has been working on health issues in collaboration with people’s movements and grassroots NGOs in Western India since over two decades. He is Senior Programme Coordinator at Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SATHI) Pune, along with being a member of the National Health Mission Advisory Group for Community Action (AGCA), as well as having membership of the Core group on Health of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He has co-edited and co-authored multiple books on health systems and health care in India.
  Dr. Anand Bang is a Johns Hopkins University graduate is currently working with the Tata Trusts as Adviser Health, helping to shape the health strategy of the Trusts. He was an Honorary Advisor, Health to the CM of Maharashtra. He has been involved with the Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) of Maharashtra since 2006. He has worked as a Senior Consultant with the National Health Systems Resource Center, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India.
  Dr. Gufran Beig is a meteorologist and scientist-G at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. He has identified important anthropogenic climate change signals in the upper atmosphere and made reliable estimate of the role of atmospheric chemistry on regional climate change. He is the first Indian Citizen to win the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO, United Nations) Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award. He also has many peer-reviewed research papers and publications in reputed journals to his credit.