Published on February 19, 2014
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in India Source: www.economist.com
Projected Climate Change in India Source for image: wadias.in Source for text: : Singh P.K. & Dhiman R.C. 2012. Climate change and human health: Indian context. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012, pp. 55–60
Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health Source for text: : Singh P.K. & Dhiman R.C. 2012. Climate change and human health: Indian context. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012, pp. 55–60
Impact of Heat on Human Health in India Source: raconteur.net Source: teens.webmd.com Source for text: : Singh P.K. & Dhiman R.C. 2012. Climate change and human health: Indian context. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012, pp. 55–60
Air quality-respiratory diseases Source for Image: trade.indiamart.com Source for text: : Singh P.K. & Dhiman R.C. 2012. Climate change and human health: Indian context. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012, pp. 55–60
Disasters Source for Image: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/31/tamil-nadu-prepared-for-cyclone-nilam-officials-say/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 Source for text: Singh P.K. & Dhiman R.C. 2012. Climate change and human health: Indian context. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012, pp. 55–60
Diarrhoeal diseases • • Source for Image: echo.epfl.ch Source for text: Estimation of the burden of diarrhoeal diseases in India In: NCMH- Background paper. Kolkata: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases 2005; p.182–7.
Water Scarcity and Malnutrition • • Source for text: Climate change and India: A 4x4 assessment. A sectoral and regional analysis for 2030s. New Delhi: Ministry of Environment & Forests, INCCA report 2010. Available from: http://moef.nic.in/downloads/others Source for image: http://webgovernments.wordpress.com/2011/08/page/2/
Vector Borne Diseases • • Source for Image: http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/world-malaria-day-top-10-facts-you-should-know-about-malaria/ Source for text: Dhiman RC, Pahwa S, Dhillon GPS, Dash AP. Climate change and threat of vector borne diseases in India: are we prepared? Parasitol Res 2010; 106: 763–73. doi: 10.1007/s00436-010-1767-4)
Dengue Source for image: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/commonwealthgames/8039691/Commonwealth-Games-2010-Indianlawn-bowler-contracts-dengue-fever-in-Delhi.html Source for text: India Second National Communication to the UNFCCC. New Delhi: Ministry of Environment and Forests 2012; p. 135–9
Health issues identified by the Prime Minister’s National Action Plan on Climate Change in India • Provision of enhanced public health care services • Assessment of increased burden of disease due to climate change • Providing high-resolution weather and climate data to study the regional pattern of diseases • Development of a high-resolution health impact mode at the state level • GIS mapping of access routes to health facilities in areas prone to climatic extremes
• Prioritization of geographic areas based on epidemiological data and the extent of vulnerability to adverse impacts of climate change • Ecological study of air pollutants and pollen (as the triggers of asthma and respiratory diseases) and how they are affected by climate change • Studies on the response of disease vectors to climate change • Enhanced provision of primary, secondary and tertiary health care facilities and implementation of public health measures, including vector control, sanitation, and clean drinking water supply. Source: www.pmindia.nic.in
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