Research Forum on Climate Change and Communicable Diseases

The WISH Unheeded Warnings: Mitigating the Impact of Climate Change on Communicable Diseases report evaluates a range of questions on the topics of climate change, including land use and the emergence of arboviruses in the Amazon, through to climate change and zoonotic diseases, with a focus also on communicable disease and climate change in the Middle East region.

Live session details

15 Nov
6:00 pm
7:15 pm
Climate Change and Communicable Diseases

Forum Panel – 75mn

In partnership with the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation.

The Communicable Diseases and Climate Change forum panel will discuss what global health should do differently and what past suggestions to address the impact of climate change on infectious disease have gone unheeded, while evaluating how might climate change affect the spread, prevention, and treatment of infectious disease.

View the WISH 2020 agenda

Forum chair

Prof. Jeremy Hess

Professor in Emergency Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and Global Health.

University of Washington

Forum chair

Prof. Rachel Lowe

Associate Professor & Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Prof. Judith Wasserheit; Dr. Laura-Lee Boodram; Assoc. Prof. Shlomit Paz; Dr. Muna Maslamani; Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra.

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