Climate change and public health situations in the coastal areas of Bangladesh

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Kabir, R., Khan, H., Ball, E. and Caldwell, K. 2014. Climate change and public health situations in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of Social Science Studies. 2 (3), pp. 109-116. https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v2i3.426
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TitleClimate change and public health situations in the coastal areas of Bangladesh
AuthorsKabir, R., Khan, H., Ball, E. and Caldwell, K.
Abstract

This study aims to investigate the population health of climate change affected people in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. The relationship between climate change and health lacks clarity in the existing literature. This study uses data collected from the area affected by cyclone Sidr in 2009. Results show that climate change triggered natural disasters such as Sidr can is affect the physical and mental health of this population. The prevalence of diarrhoea, skin diseases, dengue fever, hepatitis (jaundice) and other infectious diseases has increased after the natural disaster. The risk of injury and death also increased during the time of natural disaster. Children and older adults are the most vulnerable groups facing serious health problems including mental health. The majority of the health professionals, service providers and local community of coastal areas are more aware of the health impacts of climate change, yet their knowledge is limited regarding health protection measures.

PublisherRedfame Publishing
JournalInternational Journal of Social Science Studies
ISSN2324-8033
Electronic2324-8041
Publication dates
Online04 Jul 2014
Print03 Jul 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Jul 2014
Submitted31 May 2014
Accepted12 Jun 2014
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v2i3.426
LanguageEnglish
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