Infectious Diseases of Poverty
[Accessed 16 December 2017]
11 December 2017
Addressing vulnerability, building resilience: community-based adaptation to vector-borne diseases in the context of global change
The threat of a rapidly changing planet – of coupled social, environmental and climatic change – pose new conceptual and practical challenges in responding to vector-borne diseases. These include non-linear and uncertain spatial-temporal change dynamics associated with climate, animals, land, water, food, settlement, conflict, ecology and human socio-cultural, economic and political-institutional systems. To date, research efforts have been dominated by disease modeling, which has provided limited practical advice to policymakers and practitioners in developing policies and programmes on the ground.
Authors: Kevin Louis Bardosh, Sadie Ryan, Kris Ebi, Susan Welburn and Burton Singer