Title: Perception of climate impact on public health by health workers: a case study in Abuja, Nigeria
Author: Ukumaka, Onoh Obialunamma
Institution: Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Basel
Graduate date: 2014-07-25 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract Ukumaka, Onoh Obialunamma .pdf
Description: Nigeria is located within the tropics with an average temperature of about 27oc and precipitation of 11.5mm. It frequently experiences direct and indirect climate change extreme events such as flooding, drought vector and water borne diseases. Vector borne diseases such as Malaria are considered endemic in some regions and malaria is reported as 60% cause of hospital visit in Nigeria. With a huge population of over 140 million, a health disaster on
population will be catastrophic and all efforts should be made to prevent it. The nation is struggling with climate change adaptation and mitigation effort, and building a formidable health system with climate change knowledgeable health workers may be one of the best ways to
prepare for any unplanned climate change health impact situation. Thus assess the perception of climate impact on public health by health workers is timely. The study attempted to unravels the health workers knowledge of climate change health impact, their attitude and practice and their preparedness to healthcare in event of disaster due to climate change and the gender dimension of the findings. The study analyzed the health related disease occurrence in Abuja with a particular focus on malaria in 2013.
Classification: 2014 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2016-10-26 18:25:17 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2016-10-26 22:31:54 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2016-10-26 22:32:21 (W3C-DTF)

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