Climate change & infectious diseases in India: Implications for human health, healthcare providers & institutions
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health biology
Public health or related education
Describe infectious diseases prevalent in the Indian sub-continent impacted by climate change. Discuss the multi-factorial nature of disease causation with reference to malaria, dengue, and chikungunya. Identify strategies by which health care providers and institutions can mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have formulated the concept of this presentation, performed the literature search, developed the background information, and discussed the content and conclusions for this topic. I collaborate with the Climate Change & Health Group a the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and have participated in their Indo-US workshop on climate change and health. I guide student theses at the Emory Univ. School of Public Health on global environmental health issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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