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PAHO- Climate Change for Health Professionals: A Pocket Book

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Health Climate Hub

Primary Topic

Public Health Practice

Secondary Topic

- Environmental Determinants of Health




This pocketbook based on empirical data offers essential information for medical personnel and other health professionals to realize the impacts of climate change on their daily practice. With this quick reference guide, providers can easily recognize diseases and side effects related to climate change, implement appropriate management and provide guidance to exposed populations, provide up-to-date information on the relationship between the adverse effects of certain drugs and the worsening of climate-sensitive health conditions, and determine the possible consequences of climate change for health services.



Date Modified

October 27, 2022

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How to Properly Cite

Climate Change for Health Professionals: A Pocket Book. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization; 2020. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

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