Climate Proofing Maternal and Child Health Initiatives

Climate change impacts maternal health in many ways, from food insecurity impacts on pre-pregnancy and pregnancy nutrition to increase the difficulties pregnancy places on daily activities such as water fetching.

Given the ongoing climate change effects currently being realized, how many maternal health initiatives factor climate change impacts into design and implementation? This webinar will explore potential implications of climate change for a series of maternal and child health initiatives currently underway in Mozambique. The goal is to initiate a dialogue around the consideration of climate change and gender in research and development projects through the retroactive application of a climate change lens.

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Siemens, MD FRCP, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the Canadian Co-Principal Investigator in the Alert Community Prepared Hospital Project, Nampula, Mozambique.

Discussant: Corinne Schuster-WallaceDepartment of Geography and Planning and Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan, and co-chair of the CCGHR Working Group on the Health Impacts of Climate Change. 




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