Draft national action plan for climate change and human health

India is a diverse country in terms of geography, climatic conditions, resources and health care infrastructure etc. Owing to this diversity, each state and UT may have morbidity and mortality due to diseases which may occur as per the geographic-climatic conditions. Hence it was realised that country requires state/region specific action plan for climate change and human health (SAPCCHH). Four regional consultations for all the states and UTs were conducted by Centre for Environmental & Occupational Health, National Centre for Disease Control recently. The states and Union Territories were sensitised on effect of climate variability and change on ‘occurrence and virulence of vectors’ and recent change in pattern of different climate sensitive illnesses in their geographic area.