Review of climate change and water-related diseases in Cambodia and findings from stakeholder knowledge assessments

McIver, Lachlan J., Chan, Vibol S., Bowen, Kathryn J., Iddings, Steven N., Hero, Kol, and Raingsey, Piseth P. (2016) Review of climate change and water-related diseases in Cambodia and findings from stakeholder knowledge assessments. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28 (2S). 49S-58S.

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Abstract

This project aims to increase the resilience of Cambodian communities to the health risks posed by climate change–related impacts on water-related diseases. There are a number of water-related diseases that are present in Cambodia and are likely to be susceptible to climate change. These include diarrheal diseases, typhoid fever, leptospirosis, melioidosis, viral hepatitis, and schistosomiasis. Certain subsectors of Cambodia's population may be more vulnerable than others with respect to climate change impacts on water and health, including agricultural workers and residents of flood-and drought-prone areas. The current level of understanding on the part of health professionals and other key stakeholders in Cambodia regarding the risks posed by climate change on water-sensitive diseases is relatively low. Strategies by which this understanding might be strengthened are suggested.

Item ID: 41086
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1941-2479
Keywords: climate change, water-related diseases, Cambodia, health professionals, vulnerability
Funders: World Health Organisation, Cambodia, Cambodian Ministry of Health, Government of Korea
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 03:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111705 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920407 Health Protection and/or Disaster Response @ 50%
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