Emerging Climate Change-related Public Health Challenges: the Potential Impacts of Temperature Rise on Health Outcomes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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In Dar es Salaam, climate model analysis strongly suggests that both day- and night-time temperatures will rise, with heat waves also expected to increase. Heat will likely aggravate many existing health and well-being risks in the city. Among other impacts, an increase in temperature can lead to: increases in infectious, vector-borne, and heat-related illnesses; rising levels of morbidity and mortality related to non-communicable diseases; and deteriorating mental and occupational health. This briefing outlines some potential interventions at multiple scales that could increase the resilience of Dar’s communities.
CitationPasquini, Lorena, et al (2018) Emerging Climate Change-related Public Health Challenges: the Potential Impacts of Temperature Rise on Health Outcomes in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Briefing 14, Urban ARK
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