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Tag: infectious diseases

  • How One Manhattan Neighborhood Woke Up to Coronavirus

    How One Manhattan Neighborhood Woke Up to Coronavirus

    Snapshots of how one neighborhood is reacting to the outbreak.

  • Coronavirus Response Shows the World Is Not Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

    Coronavirus Response Shows the World Is Not Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

    The outbreak in China shows we still have a lot to learn when it comes to dealing with global pandemics, which are expected to increase due to climate change.

  • The Connection Between Climate and Public Health

    The Connection Between Climate and Public Health

    International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Mailman School of Public Health will hold a two-day meeting to talk about how climate influences issues of public health, from heat waves to infectious diseases. The event will be livestreamed, and you also can follow it on Twitter at #healthclimate2016.

  • Integrating Treatment for AIDS and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Integrating Treatment for AIDS and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Thirty years after AIDS was first reported, the United Nations will meet today to discuss next-steps toward controlling the disease. Developing countries in Africa are still the hardest hit by AIDS, but progress is being made through the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, which calls for a reversal of the spread of HIV/AIDS in…

  • Swine flu, climate change, and the future of infectious diseases

    Since the first cases of swine flu, or H1N1, were reported in April, public health organizations, governments, media and the general public have spent much time and energy trying to understand and contain the virus. Responses have ranged from the serious (like the WHO’s declaration of a phase 5 pandemic alert) to the ridiculous (like…

Science for the Planet: In these short video explainers, discover how scientists and scholars across the Columbia Climate School are working to understand the effects of climate change and help solve the crisis.
  • How One Manhattan Neighborhood Woke Up to Coronavirus

    How One Manhattan Neighborhood Woke Up to Coronavirus

    Snapshots of how one neighborhood is reacting to the outbreak.

  • Coronavirus Response Shows the World Is Not Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

    Coronavirus Response Shows the World Is Not Ready for Climate-Induced Pandemics

    The outbreak in China shows we still have a lot to learn when it comes to dealing with global pandemics, which are expected to increase due to climate change.

  • The Connection Between Climate and Public Health

    The Connection Between Climate and Public Health

    International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Mailman School of Public Health will hold a two-day meeting to talk about how climate influences issues of public health, from heat waves to infectious diseases. The event will be livestreamed, and you also can follow it on Twitter at #healthclimate2016.

  • Integrating Treatment for AIDS and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Integrating Treatment for AIDS and Other Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Thirty years after AIDS was first reported, the United Nations will meet today to discuss next-steps toward controlling the disease. Developing countries in Africa are still the hardest hit by AIDS, but progress is being made through the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, which calls for a reversal of the spread of HIV/AIDS in…

  • Swine flu, climate change, and the future of infectious diseases

    Since the first cases of swine flu, or H1N1, were reported in April, public health organizations, governments, media and the general public have spent much time and energy trying to understand and contain the virus. Responses have ranged from the serious (like the WHO’s declaration of a phase 5 pandemic alert) to the ridiculous (like…