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New next-generation monitoring and forecasting system to prevent climate-driven infectious disease outbreaks 28 July 2020

New next-generation monitoring and forecasting system to prevent climate-driven infectious disease outbreaks

To plan for and prevent mosquito-borne disease outbreaks, the impact of climate on the presence of mosquitos and viruses is one of the most important pieces of information for decision makers in the health sector.

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential use of climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks 28 July 2020

CPO/IRAP supported study shows potential use of climate forecasts to predict infectious disease outbreaks

Results show that both the onset and size of the 2018 dengue outbreak in Réunion island could have been accurately predicted two weeks in advance, with some accuracy three to four weeks in advance — enough time for enhanced preparedness measures.

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects 23 June 2020

CPO and partners officially launch the Belmont Forum's Climate, Environment and Health Research Projects

The projects focus on linkages between climate and infectious diseases, heat and/or food systems and nutrition.

CPO's International Research and Applications Project supports new Climate and Health Awards through the Belmont Forum 10 June 2020

CPO's International Research and Applications Project supports new Climate and Health Awards through the Belmont Forum

Climatic conditions and extreme events have substantial implications for human health and well-being around the world. CPO's International Research and Applications Project (IRAP), joined with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make research funding available to address key knowledge gaps, and advance the use of climate information and services in the reduction of climate-sensitive health risks through the Belmont Forum’s Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health.

IRAP-funded researchers engage with stakeholders on heat-health messaging 25 February 2020

IRAP-funded researchers engage with stakeholders on heat-health messaging

The project will help improve National Weather Service (NWS) messaging related to heat health in the U.S.-Mexico transboundary region, and could potentially be extended to other NWS activities beyond the area.

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