New funding models crucial to driving climate adaptation efforts

The global health sector must pilot innovative funding models to secure the financing needed to mitigate climate crisis, drive new adaptation strategies and protect gains made in disease elimination, participants said at the Forecasting Healthy Futures Global Summit in Abu Dhabi. Participants, including Uzma Sulaiman, associate director of Community Jameel and Tala Al Ramahi, a director at Reaching the Last Mile, a portfolio of global health programs driven by the private commitment of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, emphasised the role philanthropy can play in providing venture funding to test novel approaches and seed innovation. The summit saw His Excellency Majid Al-Suwaidi, Director general of COP28, pledge that health would be a central focus at the upcoming COP, also in Dubai.

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