n South African Medical Journal - A public health approach to the impact of climate change on health in southern Africa - identifying priority modifiable risks : original article
|Article Title||A public health approach to the impact of climate change on health in southern Africa - identifying priority modifiable risks : original article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 Strategic Evaluation, Advisory and Development Consulting, 4 Strategic Evaluation, Advisory and Development Consulting and 5 Strategic Evaluation, Advisory and Development Consulting|
|Publication Date||Nov 2011|
|Pages||817 - 822|
Anthropogenic climate change and anticipated adverse effects on human health as outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are taken as givens. A conceptual model for thinking about the spectrum of climate-related health risks ranging from distal and infrastructural to proximal and behavioural and their relation to the burden of disease pattern typical of sub-Saharan Africa is provided. The model provides a tool for identifying modifiable risk factors with a view to future research, specifically into the performance of interventions to reduce the impact of climate change.
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