Reproductive, Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health Has ‘Powerful Role’ In Building Resiliency To Climate Change In Oceania Nations

Fiji Times: Pacific leadership pivotal in global health initiative
Ariela Zibiah, communication analyst at the UNFPA Pacific Sub-Regional Office

“…[Reproductive, maternal, newborn, children’s, and adolescents’ health (RMNCAH)] in the context of climate change … is crucial for resilience — whether one is speaking of human population or ensuring an enabling environment for RMNCAH to thrive. … The interplay between the impact of climate change and Pacific nations’ status of RMNCAH exists; the shifting realities of humanitarian and fragile settings needs to be better anticipated, planned for, and resourced. Oceania nations and peoples face unique challenges being at the forefront of impacts of climate change: investments in health, well-being, and dignity of women, young people, and children have a powerful role in shoring up the resilience of island communities…” (10/8).