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How Climate Change Is Exacerbating the Spread of Disease

Contagious diseases are on the rise as a result of climate change and other rapid environmental and social changes. A number of climate-sensitive diseases are expected to worsen with higher temperatures and more extreme weather.

by |September 4, 2014
IRIatAGU

IRI@AGU: Schedule of Events + Q&As

Four scientists and one PhD student from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society are attending the 2013 American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting. Below are links to Q&As with each of the presenters and the schedule of their posters and presentations.

by |December 6, 2013

A Healthy Collaboration

IRI just renewed an agreement with the World Health Organization to be a collaborative center. Research scientist and center director Madeleine Thomson talks about past successes and future research directions.

by |April 25, 2013

Mapping Hot Spots of Lead to Protect Children

A new study in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization shows how hot spots of lead contamination in soil can be pinpointed in order to safeguard children against drastic health effects. Researchers led by geochemist Alexander van Geen of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, studied soil around two Peruvian mining towns, and found high lead concentrations… read more

by |December 11, 2012
Map showing average exposure to particulate matter fine concentrations

Bottom Up or Top Down? Another Way to Look at an Air Quality Problem

While not all countries have the financial wherewithal and capacity to deploy ground-based instruments for air-quality monitoring, and for some countries monitoring information is not available to the public, for example, through health advisories, another way exists to assess air pollution levels: through satellites.

by |March 7, 2012

Climate Information, Meet Public Health Problems

IRI convened the fourth Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health. How did it help bring the two fields closer together?

by |September 20, 2011

Climate and Health Workshop Photo Wrap Up

Check out some pictures from IRI’s recently concluded Summer Institute on Climate Information for Public Health.

by |June 13, 2011

A Medical Mission to a Millennium City

The following is a guest blog, authored by Dr. Medhat Allam, Chairman of International Surgical Mission Support, one of MCI’s partners.

In Kenya, like with many developing counties, residents often lack access to specialized medical care. International Surgical Mission Support (ISMS), which strives to train medical professionals and provide free care to those in need, recognized a gap in the level of care available in Kenya and decided to send two teams to Nyanza Provincial General Hospital in the Millennium City of Kisumu, Kenya.

by |March 23, 2011

Video: Climate and Public Health

Climate and public-health communities are learning to speak each other’s language to improve decision making. Watch our short video to learn more.

by |March 6, 2011

Climate and Public-Health Communities Train Together

For the third year in a row, public-health professionals and climate scientists from around the world are visiting Columbia University’s Lamont campus, where the International Research Institute for Climate and Society is based, to learn how to use climate information to make better decisions for health-care planning and disease prevention. They’re taking part in the… read more

by |May 27, 2010