Probable Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in Bangladesh

Posted: 7 Sep 2010

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Shamsuddin Shahid

Department of Hydraulics & Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Date Written: September 6, 2010

Abstract

The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that there is overwhelming evidence that the global climate will severely affect human health. Climate change might have severe consequences on public health in Bangladesh, especially in light of the poor state of the country’s public health infrastructure. A number of possible direct and indirect impacts of climate change on public health in Bangladesh have been identified in this article. Adaptive measures that should be taken to reduce the negative consequences of climate change on public health have also been discussed.

Keywords: climate change, public health, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Shahid, Shamsuddin, Probable Impacts of Climate Change on Public Health in Bangladesh (September 6, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1672949

Shamsuddin Shahid (Contact Author)

Department of Hydraulics & Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ( email )

UTM - Skudai
Johor Bahru, JB 81310
Malaysia

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