Check out these 10 ways that @lshtm London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U. of London estimates climate change will affect health in the next 30 years and beyond, and learn how researchers are tackling these monumental challenges.
Soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, and an increase in the number and intensity of extreme weather events such as storms and floods will have a huge impact on the health of everyone around the world.
Meet Ananya, she is almost 11 years old. #tbt We first met her when she was 2 during a scoping/research trip in 2012. Two years later, in 2014, we piloted our Mud to Mortar project, with an aim to reduce diarrheal diseases by replacing dirt floors with cleanable concrete floors, and provided education workshops for Ananya’s family and nine other families in Savar, Bangladesh.
Since then along with ADESH we’ve replaced nearly 300 floors and reinforced best sanitation practices for over 11K community members in Savar, while also winning multiple awards for this important work.
Diarrhea is a leading killer of children - according to @UNICEF over 1,300 young children die each day, or about 480,000 children a year, despite the availability of simple treatment solutions like oral rehydration salts (ORS) and zinc supplements.
Expanding this project is critical to help provide healthier lives and adequate housing to families and children like Ananya.
Healthy Built Environment (HBE) Linkages Toolkit V2.0, developed by the @bccentrefordiseasecontrol (BCCDC) in collaboration with the British Columbia Healthy Built Environment Alliance Steering Committee, is a tool that aims to present up-to-date, reviewed, and assessed evidence to inform and educate individuals looking to create positive change in the built environment. New research is reviewed, assessed and added to the toolkit every few years.