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Atlas of health and climate

Atlas of health and climate
  • World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). October 2012
  • This atlas provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing. Water-related diseases such as malaria and diarrhoea or water-related emergency situation such as floods and droughts are analysed. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use of weather and climate information can protect public health. Numerous maps, tables and graphs assembled in the Atlas make the links between health and climate more explicit.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Global, Bangladesh, Pakistan
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Disease, Drought, Floods, Health, Risk management
  • Main target audience: Governments, Health professionals, International community, International organizations, Meteorological services, Researchers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Atlas, Case studies
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Published in 2015