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Climate Change and Health Priorities for Vulnerable Populations
March 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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 “Count Down 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, public health outcomes of disasters and nutrition. This satellite session will explore the intersection of climate variability and change and health priorities for vulnerable populations around the globe.
This session is organized by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), and convened by:
* 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, Baltimore
* Jonathon Patz, Global Health Institute, Madison Wisconsin
* Wilmot James, Pediatrics, CUMC, SIPA, Columbia University, New York