The Honourable Minister for Health and Environment, Dr. Kenneth Darroux, presented the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CARICOF) with a Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment which was completed last year.
CARICOF is intended to identify gaps in information and technical capability; facilitate research cooperation and data exchange within and between regions, and improve coordination within the climate forecasting community.
The forums are critical building blocks in the Global Framework for Climate Services of the World Meteorological Organization.
The assessment is collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Environment, the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology, the Pan American Health Organization, the World Meteorological Organization and Health Canada.
The concluded Climate and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment is considered by the Hon. Minister for Health as the cornerstone for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the health sector.