Global Climate Change and Child Health

SM Shahnawaz Bin Tabib
Executive Director & Prof. of Paediatrics
Institute of Child and Mothers Health

The global climate is changing in ways that have major implications for human life. It is critical to identify the populations most at risk of adverse effects from climate change. Available evidence indicates that children are a particular population whose vulnerability must be reduced with priority. WHO estimates, for example, that a third of the global burden of disease for children is due to modifiable factors in air, water, soil and food. Four of the eight Millennium Development Goals are closely linked to health: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. Only one......

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Journal Edition
Volume 1, Number 1
Publishing Date
January, 2010
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Chief Editor
SM Shahnawaz Bin Tabib