Journal article

Review of Climate Change and Water-Related Diseases in Cambodia and Findings From Stakeholder Knowledge Assessments

Lachlan J McIver, Vibol S Chan, Kathyrn J Bowen, Steven N Iddings, Kol Hero, Piseth P Raingsey

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

This project aims to increase the resilience of Cambodian communities to the health risks posed by climate change-related impacts on water-related diseases. There are a number of water-related diseases that are present in Cambodia and are likely to be susceptible to climate change. These include diarrheal diseases, typhoid fever, leptospirosis, melioidosis, viral hepatitis, and schistosomiasis. Certain subsectors of Cambodia's population may be more vulnerable than others with respect to climate change impacts on water and health, including agricultural workers and residents of flood-and drought-prone areas. The current level of understanding on the part of health professionals and other key..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This project was a collaboration between WHO Cambodia and the Cambodian Ministry of Health, and was made possible because of the financial support of the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea.