Recent review of more than 180 studies on the health impact of heatwaves published during 1946-2017 reports that there are substantial gaps between the research effort on the health impact of heatwaves and the need of population.Read More
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Climate change is one of the main global environmental changes which the world is experiencing in the 21st century. Urban communities are vulnerable to climate impact for its high density based living arrangements and its heavy reliance on life-line infrastructures for basic survival needs. Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC)Read More
A brief review is offered o the scientific background for human-induced climate change. Drawing mostly from the findings of the latest Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a survey is made of the observed evolution of climate signals in the past decades, and the projected development of these signals towards the end of the 21st century.Read More
Climate change is an important topic for public health practice. As the frequency and severity of climate-related disasters increase, in order to protect health and well-being, the need to understand and prepare for unforeseeable events is rapidly growing. This course will provide participants with an overview of issues in relation to climate change and health in the context of public health practice.Read More
Asia-Pacific Region suffers the highest number of disasters across the globe.Read More