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Responding to climate change in southern Africa - the role of research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22272964     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Projections show that the effects of climate change in Africa will not be uniform over the region. The region is extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change because of poverty, a high pre-existing disease burden, fragmented health services and existing water and food insecurity. Despite the consensus that locally relevant information is necessary to inform policy and practice related to climate change, very few studies assessing the association between climate change and health in southern Africa have been conducted. More complete information is therefore urgently needed for the southern African region to estimate the health risks from projected future changes in climate.
J Myers; T Young; M Galloway; P Manyike; T Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-25     Completed Date:  2012-10-29     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  820-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Africa, Southern
Climate Change*
Risk Assessment

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