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dc.contributor.authorThomson, Madeleine C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGrace, Deliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeFries, Ruth S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, C. Jessica E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNissan, Hannahen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiannini, Alessandraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-19T11:19:32Zen_US
dc.date.available2018-10-19T11:19:32Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/97684en_US
dc.titleClimate impacts on disasters, infectious diseases and nutritionen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research instituteen_US
dcterms.abstractThe Zika virus epidemic that emerged in northeast Brazil in 2015 occurred during an unusually warm and dry year. Both natural climate variability as well as longterm trends were responsible for the extreme temperatures observed1 and these climate conditions are likely to have contributed to the timing and scale of this devastating epidemic. Knowledge of this climate context is derived from analyses of large-scale global climate datasets and models, which provide policy-makers with broad insights into changes in hydro-meteorological extremes. However, societal response to epidemics works at multiple levels. For instance, policies and resource commitments may be developed at international and national levels, while targeted prevention and control efforts are managed at local levels by district health teams and community leaders. Adaptation to climate change also needs to be developed at multiple levels. National level information may be needed for planning, but an understanding of the local weather and climate that individuals and communities experience is also required. Once specific climate-sensitive health risks are identified, information on the past, present or future climate can be used to help mitigate risks and identify new opportunities for improved health outcomes. This information needs to be provided as a routine service if it is to support operational decision-making.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.audienceScientistsen_US
dcterms.audienceAcademicsen_US
dcterms.audienceDevelopment Practitionersen_US
dcterms.audiencePolicy Makersen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationThomson, M.C., Grace, D., DeFries, R., Metcalf, J.E., Nissan, H. and Giannini, A. 2018. Climate impacts on disasters, infectious diseases and nutrition. In: Thomson, M.C. and Mason, S.J. (eds), Climate information for public health action. London, UK: Taylor & Francis. pp. 16-41.en_US
dcterms.issued2018-09-21en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.licenseCC-BY-NC-ND-4.0en_US
dcterms.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dcterms.subjectclimate changeen_US
dcterms.subjecthealthen_US
dcterms.subjectnutritionen_US
dcterms.subjectdisease controlen_US
dcterms.subjectpoliciesen_US
dcterms.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.subject.ilriAGRI-HEALTHen_US
cg.subject.ilriCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
cg.subject.ilriDISEASE CONTROLen_US
cg.subject.ilriEMERGING DISEASESen_US
cg.subject.ilriENVIRONMENTen_US
cg.subject.ilriHEALTHen_US
cg.subject.ilriNUTRITIONen_US
cg.subject.ilriPOLICYen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationColumbia Universityen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationPrinceton Universityen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351631112en_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781315115603-2en_US
cg.placeLondon, UKen_US
cg.contributor.crpAgriculture for Nutrition and Healthen_US
cg.creator.identifierDelia Grace: 0000-0002-0195-9489en_US
cg.reviewStatusPeer Reviewen_US
cg.howPublishedFormally Publisheden_US
cg.isbn9781351631112en_US


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