Weather conditions and population level mortality in resource-poor settings - understanding the past before projecting the future

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Rocklöv, Joacim ; Sauerborn, Rainer ; Sankoh, Osman (2012)
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Epidemiologi och global hälsa
  • Journal: volume 5 (issn: 1654-9880, eissn: 1654-9716)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.20010, pmc: PMC3508988
  • Subject: Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology | Guest Editorial | Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi

This supplement of Global Health Action shows how retrospective, longitudinal, population-based health data from several resource poor settings in Africa and Asia can enhance the understanding of the impact of the variability extremes of weather on mortality. This information is key to our understanding of the local impacts following from climate change, and to the development of adaptation strategies to mitigate such impacts. While the editors realize the strength of the empirical evidence generated, they also emphasize that this is merely a first step in the right direction ‘a proof of principle’ and that there are obvious needs to continue this work by widening and deepening the research efforts.(Published: 23 November 2012)Citation: Glob Health Action 2012, 5: 20010 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v5i0.20010
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