Assessing the relationship between climatic factors and diarrhoeal and vector-borne diseases - a retrospective study generic research protocol
AbstractHuman activities are known to alter the global climate. Climate change can impact health significantly; in particular more frequent floods and other events can increase diarrhoeal diseases and vector-borne diseases among others. WHO-SEARO has developed generic research protocols to assess the relationship between climate change and human health, with particular reference to diarrhoeal diseases and vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. This document describes the methodology that can be used to explore such associations, both retrospectively and prospectively. This methodology can be used in various countries to obtain results that can form the basis for inter-country comparisons.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Assessing the relationship between climatic factors and diarrhoeal and vector-borne diseases - a retrospective study generic research protocol. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204802