Climate change: its impact on mental health and women and children's well-being

Authors

  • Umair Maqbool Department Of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shahid Department Of Social Work, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Sajid Bashir Soofi Centre Of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20234156

Keywords:

Climate change, Mental health, Human race, Malnutrition, WHO, PTSD

Abstract

Amid every crisis, women and children are considered the most vulnerable segments of the population. As such factions potentially get affected in every natural calamity. According to WHO, it has been evaluated that climate change will unravel all the achievements made in global public health over the past 50 years, sending 100 million people into poverty and killing 250,000 others annually. Although these figures are daunting, the ability to act robustly and effectively is indeed not out of capacity. Hence, it is pertinent to reforming and re-orienting health systems and bring robust strategies into action to mitigate the challenges posed by climate challenges in the present century. The world cannot afford the continuous agony of millions of masses and witnessing innocent people falling prey to several diseases and conditions that can lead them to face lifelong implications.

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Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Maqbool, U., Shahid, M., & Soofi, S. B. (2023). Climate change: its impact on mental health and women and children’s well-being. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 11(1), 556–559. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20234156

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