Médecine

Paramédical

Autres domaines


Climate change and health in the Caribbean: A review highlighting research gaps and priorities - 22/09/22

Doi : 10.1016/j.joclim.2022.100126 
Nina Rise a, Chris Oura b, Jonathan Drewry a,
a Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization, Sub-Regional Program Coordination Caribbean, Bridgetown, Barbados 
b School of Veterinary Medicine, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago 

Corresponding author

Bienvenue sur EM-consulte, la référence des professionnels de santé.
Article gratuit.

Connectez-vous pour en bénéficier!

Highlights

The Caribbean has fewer peer-reviewed climate and health publications than other regions
There is limited research on public health preparedness and response to storms, floods, drought and on the environmental determinants of health
There are virtually no regional surveys on climate and health awareness and public perceptions
Limited data exists at the national level on the relationships between climate and health

Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.

Abstract

Climate change is a reality in the Caribbean that will continue to have a significant impact on human health and the health sector. The health impacts are exacerbated due to the vulnerabilities inherent in populations residing in tropical Small Island Developing States. A review of original research studies related to health and climate change in the Caribbean was conducted using online academic databases. The aim of the review was to synthesize evidence around the nexus between climate and health in the Caribbean, thereby presenting a more concise understanding of the current impact on vulnerable low-lying and coastal communities. Twenty-seven original studies published between 2006 and 2021 were identified. These studies were grouped into categories by health issue. The synthesis of existing Caribbean evidence on climate change and health outcomes will facilitate the prioritization of mitigation and adaptation efforts, support novel proposals for health and climate financing and identify gaps in the research agenda. In most categories a limited amount of research exists, especially when considering the increasing impact from climate on Caribbean life and well-being. In addition to the health impacts noted, gaps in research include reaching vulnerable populations, national application of health mitigation/adaptation strategies and efforts to increase climate and health research capacity.

Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.

Keywords : Climate change, Human health, Caribbean, Small island developing states, Scoping review

Abbreviations : ADP, CARIFORUM, COPD, DF, EU, GI, GND, HIVRA, OECD, ONI, PAHO/WHO, PTSD, SIDS, T&T, V&A


Plan


© 2022  Publié par Elsevier Masson SAS.
Ajouter à ma bibliothèque Retirer de ma bibliothèque Imprimer
Export

    Export citations

  • Fichier

  • Contenu

Vol 8

Article 100126- octobre 2022 Retour au numéro
Article précédent Article précédent
  • Health risks of climate change in the 21 Pacific Island states and noted gaps in scientific evidence: A scoping review
  • Hyun Kim, Andrew Ryan, Alyson B. Harding, Adam F. Moskowitz, Alexander I. Passe, Erin C. Kawazu
| Article suivant Article suivant
  • Mobilizing COVID-19 level public health interventions for climate breakdown is necessary
  • Yogi Hale Hendlin, Ruben Visser

Bienvenue sur EM-consulte, la référence des professionnels de santé.

Mon compte


Plateformes Elsevier Masson

Déclaration CNIL

EM-CONSULTE.COM est déclaré à la CNIL, déclaration n° 1286925.

En application de la loi nº78-17 du 6 janvier 1978 relative à l'informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés, vous disposez des droits d'opposition (art.26 de la loi), d'accès (art.34 à 38 de la loi), et de rectification (art.36 de la loi) des données vous concernant. Ainsi, vous pouvez exiger que soient rectifiées, complétées, clarifiées, mises à jour ou effacées les informations vous concernant qui sont inexactes, incomplètes, équivoques, périmées ou dont la collecte ou l'utilisation ou la conservation est interdite.
Les informations personnelles concernant les visiteurs de notre site, y compris leur identité, sont confidentielles.
Le responsable du site s'engage sur l'honneur à respecter les conditions légales de confidentialité applicables en France et à ne pas divulguer ces informations à des tiers.