Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities – WHO – 29 October 2012

Posted on October 30, 2012. Filed under: Climate Change, Health Status | Tags: |

Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities – WHO – 29 October 2012

Atlas provides maps, tables and graphs showing links between health and climate

“As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of health and climate, published today jointly by WHO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.

Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions of people each year. Climate variability and extreme conditions such as floods can also trigger epidemics of diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and meningitis, which cause death and suffering for many millions more. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use of weather and climate information can protect public health.”

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