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Title Climate change and the health sector : healing the world / edited by Alexander Thomas, K. Srinath Reddy, Divya Alexander and Poornima Prabhakaran
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Taylor & Francis Group, 2022
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Contents SECTION 1: CLIMATE ACTION BY THE HEALTH SECTOR -- 1. Health Sector Leadership to Combat Climate ChangeAlexander Thomas, Divya Alexander, Girdhar Gyani -- 2. The Role of Health Systems in the Indian and Global ContextPreeti Soni, Manish Pant3. Strengthening Healthcare Delivery Systems in Low Income CountriesZerin Osho, Jagjeet Sareen -- 4. The Climate Change Policy Framework and Allied Programs in IndiaRameshwar Sorokhaibam, Shikha Vardhan, Aakash Srivastava -- SECTION 2: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON HEALTH -- 5. Disease Pandemics and the Threat of Microbial EmergenceLalit Kant, Gifty Immanuel, Jai Prakash Narain -- 6. Climate Change and Human Health: An OverviewPoornima Prabhakaran -- 7. Air Pollution, Climate Change and the Health Sector: Linkages and Solutions H. Paramesh, D.J. Christopher, Jyothi S. Menon -- 8. Nourish or Perish: The Effect of Climate Change on Food, Nutrition and Health Manu Raj Mathur, Ameeka Shereen Lobo, Himanshi Pandey, Anjali Ganpule-Rao, K. Srinath Reddy -- 9. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Health InequitiesVanitha Kommu, Divya Alexander, Lakshmi Lingam -- 10. The Consequences of Climate Change on Vulnerable Populations Richa Sharma, R. Srikanth -- 11. The Status of Heat Health in India Priya Dutta, Mahaveer Golechha, Dileep Mavalankar -- SECTION 3: REDUCING THE CLIMATE FOOTPRINT OF THE HEALTH SECTOR -- 12. Climate-Smart Healthcare: What Does It Entail? Josh Karliner, Shriram Manogaran -- 13. Green and Resilient Health Infrastructure Yatin Choudhary, Hari Kumar -- 14. Sustainable Energy Management in the Health SectorHuda Jaffer, Harish Hande -- 15. Water Stress and the Effective Management of Water in Healthcare Shyamala Mani, Samayita Ghosh, R. Srinivasan -- 16. Sustainable Ways to Manage Waste in Healthcare FacilitiesAnanya Tewari, Shyamala Mani -- 17. Sustainable Transport Solutions in the Health Sector Shailendra P. Singh, Sundeep Singh Chauhan -- 18. Sustainable Procurement in HealthcareSusan Wilburn, Ishika Jharia, Poornima Prabhakaran -- SECTION 4: CLIMATE ACTION BY ALLIED SECTORS -- 19. Environmental Sustainability in the Pharmaceuticals IndustrySuman Sharma, Alba Tiley -- 20. Chemicals and Climate: Challenges for the Health SectorTracey Easthope, Megha Rathi -- 21. The Paradox of Plastics in Healthcare and HealthSwaminathan Sivaram, Aditi Roy, Swapan K. Ray
Summary "The health sector is known to be one of the major contributors towards the greenhouse gas emissions causing the climate crisis, the greatest health threat of the 21st century. This volume positions the health sector as a leader in the fight against climate change and explores the role of the health system in climate policy action. It delivers an overview of the linkages between climate change and the health sector, with chapters on the impact of climate change on health, its connection to pandemics, and its effects on food, nutrition and air quality, while examining gendered and other vulnerabilities. It delves into the different operational aspects of the health sector in India and details how each one can become climate-smart to reduce the health sector's overall carbon footprint, by looking at sustainable procurement, green and resilient healthcare infrastructure, and the management of transportation, energy, water, waste, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and plastics in healthcare. Well supplemented with rigorous case studies, the book will be indispensable for students, teachers, and researchers of environmental studies, health sciences, and climate change. It will be useful for healthcare workers, public health officials, healthcare leaders, policy planners, and those interested in climate resilience and preparedness in the healthcare sector"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Environmental health.
Climatic changes.
Climate Change
climate change.
Climatic changes
Environmental health
Form Electronic book
Author Thomas, Alexander, editor
Srinath Reddy, K., editor
Alexander, Divya, editor
Prabhakaran, Poornima, editor
LC no. 2021032374
ISBN 9781000511833