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Climate and Health in Africa: 10 Years On Workshop Report, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, April 4-7, 2011

Judith A. Omumbo; Barbara L. Platzer; Abenet Girma; Stephen J. Connor

Title:
Climate and Health in Africa: 10 Years On Workshop Report, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, April 4-7, 2011
Author(s):
Omumbo, Judith A.
Platzer, Barbara L.
Girma, Abenet
Connor, Stephen J.
Date:
Type:
Technical reports
Department:
International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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Series:
IRI Technical Report
Part Number:
11-01
Publisher:
Columbia University. International Research Institute for Climate and Society
Publisher Location:
Palisades, N.Y.
Abstract:
One of  the defining challenges of  the 21st century is increasingly  recognised  to be the world’s  changing  climate.  The  health  consequences  of  climate  variability  and change  are  linked  inextricably  to  poverty,  equity  and  development  choices. Protecting  health  from  climate  impacts  is now  a  priority  for  the  public  health  community. The need for this is greatest in developing countries, where vulnerable  people do not have the basic economic choices and infrastructure to cope with the varying  climate.  These  communities  bear  a  disproportionately  large burden of  infectious diseases and climate related disasters while having the poorest access to  effective public health services. Climate change will exacerbate this inequity. 
Subject(s):
Environmental studies
Public health
African studies
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Suggested Citation:
Judith A. Omumbo, Barbara L. Platzer, Abenet Girma, Stephen J. Connor, 2011, Climate and Health in Africa: 10 Years On Workshop Report, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, April 4-7, 2011, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10686.

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