Tackling climate change - for a sustainable and healthy future
Global Health - beyond 2015
Barbara Schumann participated in the conference "Global health - beyond 2015" in Stockholm, on April 4, 2013. This important conference was organized by the Swedish Society of Medicine, supported by the journals The Lancet and Global Health Action. Barbara's article on climate variability and health in pre-industrial Sweden, last week published in the Global Health Action series "Global Health Beyond 2015" (http://www.globalhealthaction.net/index.php/gha/article/view/20153), was summarized as a video clip displayed at the conference. In an interview with the Swedish TV (SVT), Peter Byass, the head of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, addressed the implication of this historical study for today's adaptation to climate change. You can view the interview with Peter Byass at http://www.svtplay.se/klipp/1137038/vaderstudier-kan-gora-oss-friskare.
More information about the Global Health conference on http://www.sls.se/GlobalHealth.
On March 6th Assoc. prof Joacim Rocklöv and Dr Åsa Holmner Rocklöv gave key note presentations at the “Annual Scientific Meeting 2013” arranged by Gadjah Mada University in Yogjakarta, IndonesiaRead more
XV International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE) in Queenstown, New Zealand
In February this year several members of Theme V and the Hothaps team attended the XV ICEE conference in Queenstown, New Zealand. At this year’s meeting a special symposia was held concerning “Climatic Instability: Adaptation and/or avoidance” for which our own Prof Tord Kjellström was the keynote speaker.Read more
"Climate change and health - research methods"
Impacts on public health from current climate conditions and ongoing global change are a reality. The challenge of identifying scientific methods for the specific requirements of research on the link between climate conditions and health is the focus of a course offered at Umeå University in June this year. In the flyer you find more information. Contact us if you want information about the course
Maria Nilsson chatted from COP 18 with Svenska Dagbladets readers on climate change and healthRead the chat here (in Swedish)
The “First International Research Workshop on MEN, Mesoamerican Epidemic of Nephropathy” was held in Costa Rica at the end of 2012. The workshop intended to “bring together knowledge, research questions, impacts and initiatives related to Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin in Mesoamerica” and was attended by 54 participants from 16 different countires. Jennifer Crowe was one of the organizers of the event and team member Rebekah Lucas was also attending the event.Read more
A new cluster of scientific publications in Global Health Action linking weather to health is published, contributing to a better understanding on impacts and vulnerabilities from extreme weather on population level mortality in rural and urban populations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Guest editors: Joacim Rocklöv, theme leader UCGHR, Rainer Sauerborn guest professor UCGHR, and Osman Sankoh, executive director the INDEPTH Network.Read more
Barbara Schumann (PI) and Joacim Rocklöv (co-applicant) received a two-years grant from the Riksbankens Jubileumsfond foundation. Their project will investigate the association between climate variability and mortality in Skellefteå, Northern Sweden, during three centuries.Read more
Dr Joacim Rocklöv and Dr Maria Nilsson recently were invited to Vietnam to give a one week course “Climate change and health – quantitative and qualitative research methods” at Hanoi Medical University.Read more