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Climate Change and Public Health Situations in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh

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posted on 2024-03-19, 16:49 authored by Russell Kabir, Hafiz TA Khan, Emma Ball, Kay Caldwell

This study aims to investigate the population health of climate change affected people in the coastal areas of Bangladesh. The relationship between climate change and health lacks clarity in the existing literature. This study uses data collected from the area affected by cyclone Sidr in 2009. Results show that climate change triggered natural disasters such as Sidr can is affect the physical and mental health of this population. The prevalence of diarrhoea, skin diseases, dengue fever, hepatitis (jaundice) and other infectious diseases has increased after the natural disaster. The risk of injury and death also increased during the time of natural disaster. Children and older adults are the most vulnerable groups facing serious health problems including mental health. The majority of the health professionals, service providers and local community of coastal areas are more aware of the health impacts of climate change, yet their knowledge is limited regarding health protection measures.

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2

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3

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International Journal of Social Science Studies

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2324-8033

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Redfame Publishing

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