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Population Health and Climate Disasters

By Heidi Moawad | 16 Jun, 2015

Climate disasters have played a prominent role in displacing large populations. While there are other huge events responsible for displacing huge populations- such as war, genocide, violence and revolutions, weather related events are different. Weather induced disasters target certain populations selected by geographic regions rather than by race, ethnicity, politics, religion or economic factors. This potentially makes health care for populations displaced by events related to climate easier due to less political resistance and a more diverse population.
How can the healthcare community take a lead in prevention of disease when each event is unique, and thus likely to present features- and health risks- that are different from previous climate disasters?

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Heidi Sampang Replied at 9:42 AM, 15 Aug 2016

Thank you for opening up this discussion. I'm interested to learn about health practices during disasters especially in South East Asian countries (i.e. Philippines).

Thomas Bauer Moderator Replied at 11:06 AM, 15 Aug 2016

Given the natural disasters in Louisiana, Maryland, Thailand and globally. I would love to hear from the community about what impressed you with the communities response, what went well and what lessons were learned.

Tom

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