FEEDBACK
Jump to content

Environmental health

Latest Documents

Climate change, vulnerability, food security and human health in rural Pakistan: a gender perspective
M. Iqbal; M. Ahmad; G. Mustafa / Munich Personal RePEc Archive 2015
Pakistan is among the most vulnerable countries in the South Asian region given still overwhelming dependence of its population on agriculture which in turn mainly depends on the Indus Basin River System. The intensity and frequency o...
Effects of climate change on the social & environmental determinants of health in Africa: what can communities do to strengthen their climate resilience
Regional Office for Africa, World Health Organisation 2015
The highest burden per capita of climate-sensitive diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases and malnutrition is found in the African region. These diseases already represent the main cause of death among children under...
Lessons learned from fifteen years of responding to malaria globally: a prototype for sustainable development
Roll Back Malaria, World Health Organization (WHO) 2016
The world has reached a critical juncture in the fight against malaria. There is both an opportunity and an urgent need to accelerate progress towards global development goals by reducing malaria cases and related deaths in al...
Climate change and malaria
Roll Back Malaria, World Health Organization (WHO) 2015
Weather and climate are major determinants of the geographical distribution, seasonality, year-to-year variability and longer term trends of malaria. Periods of long-term drought can reduce transmission. Periods of unusually h...
Climate change and urban health vulnerability
International Institute for Environment and Development 2016
There is increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change on the health of urban residents. Although Thailand has seen relatively low rates of urbanisation compared to its ASEAN counterparts, cities across the country are growing...
Climate change vulnerability - cases from CIRDAP member countries
Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific 2016
Countries of the Asia Pacific region are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change as indicated by the global assessments by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). This monograph focuses on...
Protecting women’s and children’s health from a changing climate
International Union of Nutritional Sciences 2016
Climate change increases challenges to women'??s and children'??s health. There is more likelihood of women and children suffering and dying from problems such as diarrhoea, undernutrition, malaria, and from the harmful effects of ext...
Health impact of climate change in Bangladesh: a summary
Scientific Research Publishing 2016
Bangladesh, one of the South Asian countries , has started experiencing major public health i m- pacts of climate change due to its vulnerable geographical location. The objective of this paper is to look at the extent of climate chan...
Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop
Pan American Health Organization 2015
In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change. However, recent events demonstra...
Health impacts of climate change in Pacific Island countries: a regional assessment of vulnerabilities and adaptation priorities
Environmental Health Perspectives 2015
Between 2010 and 2012, the World Health Organization Division of Pacific Technical Support led a regional climate change and health vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning project, in collaboration with health sector partners...
Results 1 to 10 of 129

More on environmental health

 
 

A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

© 2004 Crispin Hughes, Panos Pictures