Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Deputy Under Secretary Wormuth Previews the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review


U.S. Department of State

Published on Mar 11, 2014

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Force Development Christine Wormuth previews the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC on March 5, 2014. A transcript can be found at http://fpc.state.gov/222926.htm.

Avian Flu


New Atlantis Full Documentaries

Published on May 31, 2013

The main Spanish virologist and influenza virus specialist (the influenza viruses), introduces us to H5N1. We explain why it is so easy to spread and how it is able to acquire the necessary features to jump from birds to humans.

We will also briefly review recent pandemic caused by a virus experienced flu.

And finally we will have the latest findings on H5N1. Research to suspect that this is a virus that will soon join the list of infectious agents. Virus that have appeared in recent decades causing new diseases, and have jeopardized health systems worldwide.

Climate Change: Health and Disease Threats | The Forum at HSPH


Harvard University

Published on Dec 17, 2015

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris has produced a landmark agreement to slow global warming. Among the conference’s discussions, though, the health impacts of climate change have featured less prominently on the agenda than other concerns. Yet, droughts, floods, heat waves, and air pollution related to climate change produce rippling effects that impact food production, infectious disease spread, chronic illnesses, and more. Dwindling resources force people to leave their homes and abandon traditional lifestyles, creating populations on the move with serious health impacts. In this Forum, public health and policy experts picked up where COP21 left off, taking on the critical piece of health within the climate change conversation.

Presented December 16, 2015 in Collaboration with The GroundTruth Project. Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.

Watch the entire series from The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at http://www.ForumHSPH.org.

Is Climate Change Aiding Spread Of Infectious Diseases?


KPBS News

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/mar/06/…

Stanley Maloy, an SDSU professor of microbiology and dean of the College of Sciences, talks to KPBS about whether climate change is aiding the spread of infectious disease.

How Will Climate Change Affect the Spread of Disease?


NIMBioS

Published on Dec 6, 2013

At the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Sciences (NIMBioS), a group of disease experts, climate modelers and mathematicians have come together to improve the forecasting and prediction of climate-induced disease. Will the entire planet be engulfed in a malarial zone, as some models say, or will there be no net increase of malaria? Find out more in this interview with disease ecologist Richard Ostfeld. Full details at www. nimbios.org

Climate change and malaria presentation


Heidelberg Institute of Public Health

Published on Apr 4, 2016

MOOC: Climate Change and Health on iversity.org
Professor Rainer Sauerborn, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health

presented by Dr Peter Dambacher, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health

Ugandan malaria attributed to global warming


Al Jazeera English

Published on Dec 1, 2012

With environmental policy makers meet in Doha, Qatar, for the UN Climate Change Conference, global warming is impacting the entire planet.In East Africa, it’s being blamed for the spread of malaria.Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb reports from Kabal.

Climate Change Might Increase Risk Of Malaria


Newsy Science

Published on Mar 8, 2014

Researchers predict future climate change will increase worldwide rates of malaria.

Scientists Race to Contain Malaria: New Discoveries, More Resistance


VOA News

Published on May 17, 2013

Two new medical discoveries are raising hopes of containing malaria – the mosquito-borne parasitic disease that each year infects more than 200 million people and claims an estimated 660 thousand lives. Meantime, the World Health Organization is warning about dire consequences if a drug-resistant form of malaria spreads beyond southeast Asia.

The World After Sea-Level Rise


The Daily Conversation

Published on Jan 24, 2017

A flyover animation of cities underwater after the climate warms four degrees and the oceans rise. Global warming: effects of 2º vs 4º. President Donald Trump’s policies may lock us into 4º of warming.