The Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project is a multinational interdisciplinary research project to develop an understanding of the vulnerability of remote Indigenous health systems to climate change as a basis for implementing pilot adaptation interventions and adaptation planning.
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Community result sharing event in Iqaluit, March 2013 (credit: David Barbour/IDRC)
Traditional sewing in Rigolet, Canada
Community members collect water samples in Peru, November 2011
Traditional weaving of Shawi fabric in Puerto Porvenir, Peru
Transect walks with community members and key informants in Uganda
From September 8th to 15th members of Indigenous communities participating in IHACC research and the IHACC Peru team participated in three activities which were held in Lima: 1) Work Session on Gender and Indigenous Health related to Adaptation to Climate Change, 2) Internal Workshop of IHACC Peru and 3) National Meeting of young people for… Read More »
Undergraduate Honours student, Sierra Clark, presented her poster “The burden, determinants, and experience of Acute Gastrointestinal illness (AGI) for Indigenous Batwa-Pygmies in southwestern Uganda” at the McGill Science undergraduate research conference held October 2. Sierra was nominated by the department of Geography to present her research to a panel of judges, fellow researchers, as well… Read More »
Jolene Labbé, Joanna Petrasek MacDonald, Michelle Maillet and Anna Bunce from the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (www.jamesford.ca) presented their research work on IHACC to the undergraduate class GEOG 200: Geographical Perspectives on World Environmental Problems held at McGill University on October 16th 2014.
Dr. James Ford recently became one of twelve CIHR Applied Public Health Chairs in Canada. This award supports Dr. Ford’s research and the Evaluating Health Adaptation to Climate Change (EvHACC) program. The objectives of the Applied Public Health Chair initiative are to: Support high quality and focused programs of policy and program intervention research of national… Read More »