Menu

CHIMENA: Climate Change and Health Impacts in the Middle East and North Africa

 

In the past three years a research group has been established at the EEWRC, supported by the project “Climate change and Impacts in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, to perform a comprehensive regional climate change assessment. In the next three years the group will increasingly address the links between climate change and public health issues with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The main rationale for this follow‐up project is to leverage the regional climate modelling tools and results, combined with appropriate biomedical and public health expertise, to assess health impacts, support the management of the associated risks, and explore policy issues.

The following components are planned:

1. Climate change and vector borne diseases (Malaria, Chickungugna, Dengue,...)

2. Air pollution, dispersion of toxic substances and public health

3. Extreme weather events due to climate change, focusing on heat waves

The aim is to develop a modelling framework for assessments of climate impact on health issues, inform public health services, establish surveillance programmes and strategies, support health education, develop preventive measures and mitigate negative consequences for human health and society.

Prof. Jos Lelieveld, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. +357 22208600

Dr. Panos Hadjinicolaou, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tel. +357 22208600

 

Additional Info

  • Acronym: CHIMENA
  • Center: EEWRC
  • Funding Source: CyI internal funds
  • CyI Funding: 450,000 €
  • Funding Period: 3 years
  • Starting Date: 01/04/2012
  • End Date: 31/03/2015
  • Coordinator: The Cyprus Institute
  • Partners:

    The Cyprus Institute, Tel-Aviv University, Imperial College (London)

gender equality

Media & CyI Publications

Intranet

login

  • Forgot your password?
  • Forgot your username?