International polar year Arctic human health initiative

Article English OPEN
Parkinson, Alan J. ; Orr, Pamela ; Murphy, Neil (2012)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health (issn: 1797-237X, eissn: 1239-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/ijch.v65i4.18128

The Arctic Council (AC) has recognized thatthe International Polar Year (2007-2008) as anunique opportunity to stimulate cooperationand coordination on Arctic Research and toincrease the awareness and visibility of humanhealth concerns of Arctic peoples ( While previous polar years(IPY 1882-1883; IPY 1932-1933; and the InternationalGeophysical Year 1957-1958) openedpolar regions to internationally coordinatedresearch and exploration, human health wasnot considered as a research theme. At theNovember 2004 Arctic Council meeting heldin Reykjavik, Iceland, the ministers approvedthe Sustainable Development Working Group(SDWG) proposal of an International PolarYear (IPY) Arctic Human Health Initiative(AHHI).International Journal of Circumpolar Health 65:4 2006
  • References (8)

    − among the Inuit and Yupik of the circumpolar North (International Inuit Study), EoI 496/760

    − Co-ordination of Observation and Monitoring of the Arctic for Assessment and Research (COMAAR), EoI 503

    − International Network for Circumpolar Health Research, EoI 516

    − Arctic Community Based Environmental Monitoring; Observation and Information Stations Phase 1: Bering Sea Sub Network (BSSN), EoI 922

    − Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing: Research Program for Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing, Graduate School of Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing, Health Adaptation, and International Joint Masters Program in Circumpolar Health and Wellbeing, EoI 1045

    − Scienticfi and professional supplements on human health in polar regions-the International Journal for Circumpolar Health, EoI 1046

    − Burden of Infectious Diseases in Greenland, EoI 1107

    − Prevalence of Human Papilloma virus and Cervical Dysplasia in the Northwest Territories, EoI 1121

  • Metrics
    No metrics available
Share - Bookmark