Diarrheal diseases and climate change in Cambodia: environmental epidemiology and opportunities for adaptation

McIver, Lachlan J., Imai, Chisato, Buettner, Petra G., Gager, Paul, Chan, Vibol S., Hashizume, Masahiro, Iddings, Steven N., Kol, Hero, Raingsey, Piseth R., and Lyne, K. (2016) Diarrheal diseases and climate change in Cambodia: environmental epidemiology and opportunities for adaptation. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 28 (7). pp. 576-585.

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Abstract

The DRIP-SWICCH (Developing Research and Innovative Policies Specific to the Water-related Impacts of Climate Change on Health) project aimed to increase the resilience of Cambodian communities to the health risks posed by climate change–related impacts on water. This article follows a review of climate change and water-related diseases in Cambodia and presents the results of a time series analysis of monthly weather and diarrheal disease data for 11 provinces. In addition, correlations of diarrheal disease incidence with selected demographic, socioeconomic, and water and sanitation indicators are described, with results suggesting education and literacy may be most protective against disease. The potential impact of climate change on the burden of diarrheal disease in Cambodia is considered, along with the implications of these findings for health systems adaptation.

Item ID: 46165
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: climate change, water-related diseases, diarrheal disease, time series, early warning systems, Cambodia
ISSN: 1941-2479
Funders: World Health Organisation, Cambodia, Cambodian Ministry of Health, Korean Ministry of Environment
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 03:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110307 Gastroenterology and Hepatology @ 33%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 34%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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