Special Issue "Extreme Weather and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Interests: climate change and population health, adaptation, vulnerability, infectious disease, disaster response, public health policy and health services
Climate change has caused a range of complex health issues, including direct and indirect effects such as heat-related illnesses and mortality. Extreme weather events, including heatwaves, bushfires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods and severe storms have brought about a significant negative impact on population health. For example, in 2009, heatwaves killed over 370 people in Australia. Climate change, with predicted increasing temperatures and extreme weather events, will lead to more negative health outcomes for the population and challenge the already overloaded healthcare system in the world, especially in developing countries. Therefore, it is important to assess the health risks from the extreme weather events, to explore the adaptation strategies and measurements, to identify the barriers for adaptation and to provide scientific evidence to policy-makers and practitioners. Papers addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue, especially those combining a high academic standard coupled with a practical focus on providing public health solutions.
Prof. Dr. Peng Bi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- extreme weather events
- population health
- adaptation strategy and measurement
- barriers for adaptation
- public health policy and practice