Adaptation to social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases

Authors:
TDR/WHO

Publication details

Number of pages: 86
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150466 9

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Summary

This is the report from an informal expert consultation on “Adaptation to Social, Environmental and Climate Change Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases”, convened by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and hosted by the Ethiopian Climate and Health Working Group (CHWG) in Addis Ababa, February 27-29, 2012. The overall objective of the consultation was to enable key regional stakeholders to assess and, through consensus, prioritize research needs regarding public health adaptation to social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in Africa.

Specific objectives
  • To review current scientific evidence of the effects of social, environmental and climate change on vectors and vector-borne diseases in Africa.
  • To identify priority research and research capacity strengthening needs in the African region aimed at enabling public health adaptation to these effects.
  • To identify mechanisms for provision of research/technical support to meet the regional needs.
  • To identify ways of strengthening the linkage of research to policies and practices.

It includes the summaries of presentations and recommendations from the multi-disciplinary group sessions, as well as the list of participants.