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Climate change, noncommunicable diseases, and development: the relationships and common policy opportunities

Friel, Sharon; Bowen, K; Campbell-Lendrum, D; Frumkin, H; McMichael, A. J; Rasanathan, K


The rapid growth in noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including injury and poor mental health, in low- and middle-income countries and the widening social gradients in NCDs within most countries worldwide pose major challenges to health and social systems and to development more generally. As Earth’s surface temperature rises, a consequence of human-induced climate change, incidences of severe heat waves, droughts, storms, and floods will increase and become more severe. These changes will...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Public Health 32 (2011): 133- 147
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-publhealth-071910-140612


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