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Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update 2009
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Produced for the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting, the Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update is a central source of information for Ministers on topical health priorities. The theme for the 2009 Meeting is 'health and climate change: current vulnerabilities and priorities for action.' This accompanying reference book provides comprehensive and essential information on the many important health challenges facing Commonwealth citizens in the 21st century resulting from climate change. With 31 specially conducted country surveys into the impact of climate change on health, complete with full analysis, plus articles from many of the world's leading experts, this publication gives a valuable overview of the issues and explains the latest thinking in both the private and public sectors. Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Pro-Brook Publishing Ltd. A more recent version of this title is available.


Foreword: Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update 2009 Introduction: Health and climate change: current risks and future challenges Chapter 1 Climate change and human health by Professor Anthony J McMichael Supporter's Feature: What's working in healthcare reform by Jean P Drouin, Viktor Hediger, Nicolaus Henke, Ludwig Kanzier and Paolo De Santis Regional Case Study: The impact of climate change on health in the East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) region by Steven V Shongwe Regional Case Study: Impact of climate change on health and current policy responses in West Africa by West African Health Organization Supporter's Feature: The Lilly MDR-TB Partnership: Innovation to fight a disease by Patrizia Carlevaro Chapter 2 The health risks of climate change by Kristie L Ebi and Anthony Nyong Special Feature: Malaria and climate change by Dr Andrew Karanja Githeko Chapter 3 Developing effective adaptation strategies by Sari Kovats, Mozaharul Alam, Palanitina Tupuimatagi Toelupe and Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed Regional Case Study: Climate change its impact and policy responses in the SADC region by Directorate for Social and Human development and Special Programmes, Directorate for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources and Directorate for Infrastructure and Services Chapter 4 Mitigating climate, meeting MDGs, and moderating chronic disease: the health co-benefits landscape by Kirk R Smith and Kalpana Balakrishnan Sponsored Feature: Environmental aspects of the UK's National Health Service by Richard Wootton Special Feature: Climate change and health: a Pacific perspective by Dr Jimmie Rodgers Sponsored Feature: The evolving face of nutritional needs and assistance - SIGHT AND LIFE's two decades of humanitarian assistance Regional Case Study: Climate change and health: current vulnerabilities and priorities for action by Garfield Barnwell and Dr Rudolph Cummings Chapter 5 Responding to the health impacts of climate change in the Commonwealth by Judith Parsons and Victoria Hall Annex: Responses to the Commonwealth Survey on Health and Climate Change Australia Barbados Belize Botswana Brunei Darussalam Cameroon Canada Cook Islands Jamaica Kenya Malawi Malaysia Malta Mauritius Sponsored Feature: Public health and healthcare in the Republic of Mauritius Nauru New Zealand Pakistan Papua New Guinea St Lucia St Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sri Lanka Swaziland Tanzania Sponsored Feature: Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Health moves full speed on its transformational plan Uganda UK Vanuatu List of Supporters and Advertisers/Acknowledgements


ISBN-13: 9780850928723
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publication date: June, 2009
Pages: 156
Weight: 611g
Availability: Not available (reason unspecified)
Subcategories: General Practice


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