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CHAC 2024

CHAC 2024 is Africa's pioneering conference at the intersection of climate change and health, advancing the field from research to policy and action. With a continent experiencing the disproportionate burden of climate-sensitive health outcomes and limited adaptive capacities, addressing these challenges is crucial. The conference aims to catalyse an African Health and Climate Declaration, incorporating cutting-edge research evidence into tailored adaptation and mitigation strategies for health systems. CHAC 2024 will foster global partnerships, align with key international entities, and advocate for financial and structural reforms to support Africa's climate and health strategies. It will facilitate knowledge sharing, redefine Africa's approach to health in the face of climate change, and result in scientific publications, action plans, and new funding commitments. Additionally, the conference will host a meeting for The Climate and Health Africa Network for Collaboration and Engagement (CHANCE), aiming to facilitate networking, research, learning, policy development, and financing specific to climate change and health in Africa.

The conference is scheduled to take place at Cresta Lodge Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe from 29- 31 October 2024.


The conference encompasses five scientific tracks, under which researchers, scholars, and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts and case studies for oral, poster and panel presentations. These presentations should address a wide range of topics related to the impacts of climate change on human health. The scientific themes for the conference are as follows:

  1. Pathophysiology and Biological Mechanisms
  2. Environmental exposures and heat-health epidemiology
  3. Adaptation interventions, and building climate resilient health systems
  4. Mitigation interventions
  5. Ethics and climate research equity


  • Registration available from May 31 to September 20, 2024.
  • Abstracts submission and scholarship applications period from May 31 to August 2, 2024.


CHAC 2024 is largely supported by Wellcome Trust.

For more information about the conference please visit the website

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