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Monday, June 14 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Climate Change, Food Security, and Household Health: The Right Metrics for the Right Country-Level Policy Choices

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Climate Change, Food Security, and Household Health: The Right Metrics for the Right Country-Level Policy Choices The triple shock of food price hikes, soaring energy prices, and a global financial meltdown could be an early indicator for looming food insecurity and threats to household health. WHO estimates that 150,000 deaths already occur annually in low-income countries due to the effects of climate change on crop failures and malnutrition, and on the increased incidence and severity of floods, diarrheal diseases, and malaria. Emerging trends in household health, food security, and climate change will create newer challenges for human health that need to be understood and contextualized to inform country-level health policy decisions; despite global efforts, data show that progress toward Millennium Development Goals is slow and uneven, with outcomes for the most vulnerable sometimes worsening. Join us for a keynote overview of these emerging trends, followed by table discussions on information and policies needed to enhance country-level decision-making, led by experienced thought leaders in the field.
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Monday June 14, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am EDT
Diplomat Ballroom

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