About Volume 7:
The substantial burden of death and disability that results from interpersonal violence, road traffic injuries, unintentional injuries, occupational health risks, air pollution, climate change, and inadequate water and sanitation falls disproportionally on low- and middle-income countries. Injury Prevention and Environmental Health addresses the risk factors and presents updated data on the burden, as well as economic analyses of platforms and packages for delivering cost-effective and feasible interventions in these settings. The volume’s contributors demonstrate that implementation of a range of prevention strategies―presented in an essential package of interventions and policies―could achieve a convergence in death and disability rates that would avert more than 7.5 million deaths a year.
Climate Change Health Risks
Conceptual Diagram of the Health Risks of Climate Change
Source: Smith, K. R., A. Woodward, D. Campbell-Lendrum, D. D. Chadee, Y. Honda, and others. 2014. “Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-Benefits.” In Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability; Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, edited by C. B. Field, V. R. Barros, D. J. Dokken, K. J. Mach, M. D. Mastrandrea, and others. New York: Cambridge University Press.