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Topic: Climate Change & One Health

A special issue of One Health & Implementation Research

ISSN 2769-6413 (Online)

Submission deadline: 30 Jun 2023

Guest Editor(s)

  • Rajib Shaw, PhD

    Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan;

    Senior Fellow of Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Japan, and the Chairperson of SEEDS Asia;

    Chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for disaster risk reduction; Co-chair of the Asia Pacific Science Technology Advisory Group (AP-STAG).


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Special Issue Introduction

Climate change is one of the major global public health threats in the twenty-first century. The latest analysis by the World Meteorological Organization in 2021 found that weather, climate and water hazards accounted for half of all disasters and 45% of all reported deaths in the past half a century. According to estimates by World Health Organization (WHO), climate change will cause more than 250,000 deaths per year between 2030 and 2050. Direct health impacts of climate change include increased morbidity and mortality resulting from more frequent and severe extreme temperatures, extreme weather and subsequent changes in disease patterns. The burdens of communicable and non-communicable diseases might be heavily affected. There are both direct and indirect health impacts of climate change, affecting physical and mental health. Different age groups are affected differently. Climate change has a direct relation to food-borne diseases, vector-borne diseases, water-borne diseases, etc. Keeping this in mind, Health-Emergency Disaster Risk Management (H-EDRM) framework of WHO was introduced to public health approaches and global policy initiatives to address and mitigate health risks associated with climate change. Health system resilience, community resilience, and effective early warning system are important components of H-EDRM. We invite academics, students, practitioners, and researchers involved in education and training as instructors, learners’ managers, or policy makers, to submit papers in this Special Issue. Multidisciplinary teams are particularly encouraged to present relevant work.

We welcome submissions on the selected topics and beyond. This list is indicative and non-exhaustive:
1. H-EDRM framework and its implication of climate and disasters
2. Climate change and heat waves
3. Climate change and vector / water borne diseases
4. Comprehensive health system resilience
5. Mental health and climate change
6. Air pollution and its health impacts
7. Climate change, water stress and health impacts
8. Health and environmental co-benefits of climate change mitigation
9. Ecosystem services, climate change and health issues
10. Extreme events and their health impacts

Submission Deadline

30 Jun 2023

Submission Information

Articles of special issue are free of charge for article processing.
For Author Instructions, please refer to http://ohirjournal.com/pages/view/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=ohir&SpecialIssueId=ohir221129
Submission Deadline: 30 Jun 2023
Contacts: Eric Zhang, Science Editor, delphine@hrpublishing.net

Published Articles

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