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Public Health Reviews

, 37:16

Climate Change and Health

Abstract

Malnutrition remains a leading cause of death in children in low- and middle-income countries; this will be aggravated by climate change. Annually, 6.9 million deaths of children under 5 were attributable directly or indirectly to malnutrition. Although these figures have recently decreased, evidence shows that a world with a medium climate local warming up to 3–4 °C will create an additional 25.2 million malnourished children. This proof of concept study explores the relationships between childhood malnutrition more specifically stunting, regional agricultural yields, and climate variables through the use of remote sensing RS satellite imaging along with algorithms to predict the effect of climate variability on agricultural yields and on malnutrition of children under 5. The success of this proof of purpose study, NUTRItion and CLIMate NUTRICLIM, should encourage researchers to apply both concept and tools to study of the link between weather variability, crop yield, and malnutrition on a larger scale. It would also allow for linking such micro-level data to climate models and address the challenge of projecting the additional impact of childhood malnutrition from climate change to various policy relevant time horizons.

KeywordsMalnutrition Low- and middle-income countries Climate change Stunting Remote sensing Weather AbbreviationsCRSNmCentre de Recherche en Sante de Nouna

HDSSHuman Demographic Surveillance System

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Autor: Raissa Sorgho - Jonas Franke - Seraphin Simboro - Revati Phalkey - Rainer Saeurborn

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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