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FORUM: Ifakara at international conference on diseases, climate change

Nov. 24, 2023 9:00
FORUM: Ifakara at international conference on diseases, climate change
Emmanuel Kaidoa with colleagues during the 64th Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Colloquium.

Dr. Emmanuel Kaindoa, Head of the Environmental Health and Ecological Sciences (EHES) Department recently attended the 64th Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Colloquium in Nepal themed "Understanding the Global Landscape of Disease Burden in the Context of Climate Change."

He said the conference served as a comprehensive platform for experts and professionals from diverse fields and countries to exchange insights and knowledge regarding the intricate relationship between disease burden and climate change.

Dr. Kaindoa particularly highlighted his role in chairing a session alongside Anna Rosanas-Urgell from Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium that delved into "Uncovering the Complex Relationship Between Infectious Diseases and Climate Change.” He stated, "It was an enriching experience, and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to chair one of the sessions."

Organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, and the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), the conference facilitated discussions and collaborations among global experts. 

IHI is now actively engaged in establishing a partnership with the NHRC to further understand the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases in both Nepal and Tanzania. 

The goal is to foster cooperation and contribute valuable insights to this critical intersection of environmental and public health issues.