Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations

• International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University

• Madeleine Thomson, Director WHO, Collaborating Center (US 403); International Research Institute for Climate and Society & Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
• John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Sciences, Maryland
• Jonathon Patz, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Wisconsin, Wisconsin
• Wilmot James, Department of Pediatrics, CUMC, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York

Epidemics, like weather and climate, do not respect national borders. Since 2005 there has been increasing international cooperation on global health security. The Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change (Oct 2017) proposed access to climate services as a key indicator of adaptation and resilience to climate change for the health sector. As many health outcomes are climate sensitive, there is increasing interest in integrating knowledge and information on climate variability and change into the operational activities for the control of infectious diseases, health response to disasters and nutrition. This satellite will explore the intersection of climate variability and change and health priorities for vulnerable populations around the globe.

• Impacts of Hydro-meteorological Disasters on the Health and Well-being of Children
• Forecasting Climates Sensitive Health Outcomes and Enabling Effective Early Response
• Emerging Opportunities in Climate and Health

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