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- DocumentHelpAge International, 2016The rise in NCDs combined with rapid population ageing presents important challenges for health and care systems globally. Deaths from NCDs are disproportionately concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. As a key player in global health and development, the EU has an important role to play in strengthening the response to NCDs in these countries.OrganisationDocumentMalaria Journal, BioMed Central, 2015While there is growing recognition of the malaria impacts of large dams in sub-Saharan Africa, the cumulative malaria impact of reservoirs associated with current and future dam developments has not been quantified.DocumentAsian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women, 2016Reviewing the Nepalese government's climate change policy showed that the government do not have any policies addressing the linkages between climate change and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR).Document
Voices from the field: using Photovoice to explore impacts of climate change on mental health in NepalGlobal Environmental Health, 2016Photovoice is a participatory research method that uses photos as a tool for deconstructing problems and questions raised by community members, with the goal of generating actionable solutions. The method enhances and builds community by allowing members to identify, reflect on, and address their own needs.OrganisationThe National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), USA, identifies Global Environmental Health (GEH) as a part of its strategic themes, recognizing that because environmental health pDocument
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.