The Atlas of Health and Climate

Submitted by robertgnewell on 4 January 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have collaborated to created the Atlas of Health and Climate, a document that draws linkages between climate change and the increase in diseases such as such as diarrhoea, malaria, meningitis and dengue fever.  As stated in the preface prepared by WHO Director General Dr. Margaret Chan and WMO Secretary General Michel Jarraud, the atlas "provides sound scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges. These range from diseases of poverty to emergencies arising from extreme weather events and disease outbreaks. They also include environmental degradation, the increasing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases and the universal trend of demographic ageing".

The Atlas of Health and Climate can be downloaded here.