Climate Change and Health

Improving Resilience and Reducing Risks

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
  • Fátima Alves

Part of the Climate Change Management book series (CCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Walter Leal Filho, Ulisses M. Azeiteiro, Fátima Alves
    Pages 1-11
  3. Human Health and Climate Change

  4. Climate Change and Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Harris Ali, Barlu Dumbuya, Michaela Hynie, Pablo Idahosa, Roger Keil, Patricia Perkins
      Pages 151-169
    3. Teresa Nazareth, Gonçalo Seixas, Carla A. Sousa
      Pages 187-199
    4. Paula Carvalho Pereda, Denisard Cneio de Oliveira Alves
      Pages 201-230
    5. Marilyn Aparicio-Effen, Ivar Arana, James Aparicio, Cinthya Ramallo, Nelson Bernal, Mauricio Ocampo et al.
      Pages 231-259
  5. Climate Change and Health: Education, Training and Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Gilma Mantilla, Carmen Ciganda, Graciana Barboza, Francisco Chesini, Laura Frasco, Silvia Fontán et al.
      Pages 263-277
    3. Marcos Barreto de Mendonca, Teresa da-Silva-Rosa, Tulio Gava Monteiro, Ricardo de Souza Matos
      Pages 279-295
    4. Leonardo Esteves de Freitas, Anderson Mululo Sato, Sandro Schottz, Ana Luiza Coelho Netto, Nathalia Lacerda
      Pages 313-328
    5. Andréia Faraoni Freitas Setti, Helena Ribeiro, Edmundo Gallo, Fátima Alves, Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro
      Pages 329-351
    6. Leonardo Esteves de Freitas, João Crisóstomo Holzmeister Oswaldo-Cruz, Anna Cecília Cortines, Edmundo Gallo
      Pages 353-367
    7. Fialho Paloge Juma Nehama, Alberto Júnior Matavel, António Mubango Hoguane, Manuel Menomussanga, César António Mubango Hoguane, Osvaldo Zacarias et al.
      Pages 369-385
  6. Climate Change and Health Across Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Laura Wiesböck, Anna Wanka, Elisabeth Anne-Sophie Mayrhuber, Brigitte Allex, Franz Kolland, Hans Peter Hutter et al.
      Pages 389-401
    3. Maria da Conceição Pereira Ramos, Natalia Ramos, Ana Isabel da Rocha Moreira
      Pages 403-417
    4. Ana Karina Merlin do Imperio Favaro, Natasha Ceretti Maria, Silvana Audrá Cutolo, Renata Ferraz de Toledo, Rubens Landin, Fernando Antonio Tolffo et al.
      Pages 419-432
    5. M. Aparicio-Effen, I. Arana, J. Aparicio, Pamela Cortez, G. Coronel, M. Pastén et al.
      Pages 449-473
    6. G. J. Nagy, G. Coronel, M. Pastén, J. Báez, R. Monte-Domecq, A. Galeano-Rojas et al.
      Pages 475-514
    7. Edmundo Gallo, Andreia Faraoni Freitas Setti, Tiago Ruprecht, Francisco Xavier Sobrinho, Patrícia Finamore, Tatsuo Shubo et al.
      Pages 515-532

About this book


A major objective of this volume is to create and share knowledge about the socio-economic, political and cultural dimensions of climate change. The authors analyze the effects of climate change on the social and environmental determinants of the health and well-being of communities (i.e. poverty, clean air, safe drinking water, food supplies) and on extreme events such as floods and hurricanes. The book covers topics such as the social and political dimensions of the ebola response, inequalities in urban migrant communities, as well as water-related health effects of climate change. The contributors recommend political and social-cultural strategies for mitigate, adapt and prevent the impacts of climate change to human and environmental health. The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners interested in new methods and tools to reduce risks and to increase health resilience to climate change.


Clean air Climate change adaptation Climate change mitigation Climate resilience Disaster risk reduction Ebola Environmental health Environmental migration Floods Health politics Health resilience Human health Hurricanes Pollution Poverty Safe drinking water

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Ulisses M. Azeiteiro
    • 2
  • Fátima Alves
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Life Sciences, Sect.Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.CFE University of CoimbraUniversidade Aberta andPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Universidade AbertaPortoPortugal

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