Early Warning Systems for Healthcare Decision Making

Hosted by: Abt Associates

Climate-informed forecasts, disease modelling, early warning, and predictions exist and if scaled and invested in, can effectively guide local health decision-making and public health responses. This session aims to build on the conversations held at the 2023 Climate and Health for Africa Conference, where 15 African nations, U.S. Government entities, the World Health Organization, World Meteorological Organization, and others came together to share research gaps and application needs in early warning for heat and infectious disease across Africa. This session will highlight advancements in early warning systems for health while stimulating discussion between researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to advance climate-based health early warning.


  • Moderator: Amanda Quintana, Climate and Health Technical Specialist, Abt Associates
  • Brama Kone, World Health Organization
  • Ousmane Ndiaye, ANACIM (National Agency of Civil Aviation and Meteorology)
  • Ben Zaitchik, American Geophysical Union
  • Kacey Ernst, University of Arizona
  • Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine