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Effects of climate change on the social & environmental determinants of health in Africa: what can communities do to strengthen their climate resilienceRegional Office for Africa, World Health Organisation, 2015The 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 five in Africa, 6 and climate change is expected to cause an overall net increase in the risk of such diseases.DocumentEnvironmental Health and Toxicology, 2016This study was conducted to describe the regional malaria incidence in relation to the geographic and climatic conditions and describe the effect of altitude on the expansion of malaria over the last decade in Papua New Guinea. Malaria incidence was esOrganisationnvironmental Health and Toxicology (EHT)is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that receives manuscripts on the fields of research, policy, and teaching of environmental health aDocument
Economic assessment of the impacts of climate change in Uganda. Briefing note: malaria prevalence in the districts of Tororo and KabaleClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2015An Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change has been completed at the national level in Uganda. As part of this nation-wide study, this case study seeks to assess the impacts of climate change and their costs in the health sector in the districts of Tororo and Kabale, drawing on national projections of climate change.Document
Lessons learned from fifteen years of responding to malaria globally: a prototype for sustainable developmentRoll Back Malaria, World Health Organization (WHO), 2016The world has reached a critical juncture in the fight against malaria.DocumentRoll Back Malaria, World Health Organization (WHO), 2015Weather 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.DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2016There 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. This study examines the climate change and urban health vulnerability of suburban Pralab, Khon Kaen City, in the northeast of Thailand.DocumentCentre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific, 2016Countries 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).OrganisationThe Impact Initiative for international development research aims to increase the uptake and impact of research from two research programmes jointly funded by the UK’s EconDocumentInternational Union of Nutritional Sciences, 2016Climate 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 extreme weather events, including floods or drought.