Climate and Health in Africa: 10 Years On Workshop Report, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, April 4-7, 2011
- Climate and Health in Africa: 10 Years On Workshop Report, UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, April 4-7, 2011
- Omumbo, Judith A.
Platzer, Barbara L.
Connor, Stephen J.
- International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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- Columbia University. International Research Institute for Climate and Society
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- Palisades, N.Y.
- 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.
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- 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, https://doi.org/10.7916/D83J3MV8.