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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 297-298

Ameliorating the consequences of climate change in small islands


1 Member of the Medical Education Unit and Institute Research Council, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth – Deemed to be University, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District, Tamil Nadu, India

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Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Shri Sathya Sai Medical College and Research Institute, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) – Deemed to be University, Tiruporur - Guduvancherry Main Road, Ammapettai, Nellikuppam, Chengalpet District - 603108, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/am.am_69_19

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In general, small islands are very small in physical dimensions, situated far away from the major lands, possess minimal natural resources, with an unstable economy and limited infrastructure, financial and human resources. It has been observed that these small islands are exposed to extreme weather changes, which essentially casts a negative impact on health. There is an immense need to formulate and implement a wide range of strategies and policies targeting the burden of climate-sensitive diseases or other hazardous events. In conclusion, owing to the multi-dimensional impact of climate change in small islands on the residents, it is very important for the policy makers to prioritize the issue and manage the available resources. However, it is important to involve all the concerned sectors to have a better and a more effective response.


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