Public Health Situation Analysis: El Niño, Global Climate Event (October-December 2023)
This Public Health Situation Analysis (PHSA) identifies the current and potential health impacts that vulnerable populations may face as a result of the global El Niño climate event, and describes health systems’ capacities to respond.
The current El Niño event was first declared in June 2023. Since the first El Niño Public Health Situation Analysis published in July 2023, evolving climate forecasts have warranted an update to this document. The past three months have already demonstrated that several of the predicted weather-related risks and attendant health consequences associated with El Niño have already come to pass in multiple settings around the globe (with the caveat that any climate-related event is multifactorial and thus difficult to attribute specifically to El Niño)
This is the second edition of this Public Health Situation Analysis; it updates the climate forecast for the months of October through December 2023 and re-assesses the health risks in the updated context. The first version can be found here.