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Data and tools to integrate climate and environmental information into public health

During the last 30 years, the development of geographical information systems and satellites for Earth observation has made important progress in the monitoring of the weather, climate, environmental and anthropogenic factors that influence the reduction or the reemergence of vector-borne diseases. Analyses resulting from the combination of geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing have improved knowledge of climatic, environmental, and biodiversity factors influencing vector-borne diseases (VBDs) such as malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, dengue, Rift Valley fever, schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and leptospirosis. These knowledge and products developed using remotely sensed data helped and continue to help decision makers to better allocate limited resources in the fight against VBDs.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Public health
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Global
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Correspondence: The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Lamont-Doherty, Palisades, NY 10964, USA

Author (individual) Pietro Ceccato, Bernadette Ramirez, Tawanda Manyangadze, Paul Gwakisa and Madeleine C. Thomson
Publisher Infectious Diseases of Poverty
Publication date 2018
Keywords climate change and health data,tools
Date uploaded December 4, 2019, 13:58 (UTC)
Date modified January 6, 2020, 08:38 (UTC)