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Review of research and policies for climate change adaptation in the health sector in West Africa

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dc.contributor.author Doumbia, Seydou
dc.contributor.author Jalloh, Abdulai
dc.contributor.author Diouf, Aliou
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-09T14:15:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-09T14:15:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53407
dc.description.abstract West Africa’s vulnerability to climate change is related to a high regional reliance on climate-sensitive economic activities such as rain-fed agriculture, livestock rearing, fisheries and forestry. Socioeconomic vulnerability correlates with poor health conditions in the region. Some climate-sensitive diseases and disease vectors are discussed. Meanwhile the analysis reveals that the West African region is already suffering from health impacts of climate change. A cross-disciplinary research agenda needs to be developed to enhance understanding of the health effects of climate change in different eco-climatic settings within West African countries, linking meteorology, climatology, and other relevant sectors. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Future Agricultures, University of Sussex, Brighton, GB en
dc.relation.ispartof Working paper / Future Agricultures; 088 en
dc.subject WEST AFRICA en
dc.subject POLICY MAKING en
dc.subject ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH en
dc.subject DISEASE VECTORS en
dc.subject CLIMATE SENSITIVE DISEASES en
dc.subject FOOD SECURITY en
dc.subject HEALTH POLICY en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION en
dc.subject RESEARCH NEEDS en
dc.subject POLICY SCIENCES en
dc.title Review of research and policies for climate change adaptation in the health sector in West Africa en
dc.title.alternative AfricaInteract : enabling research-to-policy dialogue for adaptation to climate change in Africa en
dc.type Synthesis and Analysis Report en
idrc.project.number 106533
idrc.project.componentnumber 106533001
idrc.project.title Platform for Exchange between African Research Scientists and Policymakers on Climate Change Adaptation en
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idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
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