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The Impact of Climate Change on Vulnerable Populations: What Can Be Done?

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Zulfiquar Bhutta, Ph.D.

Zulfiqar Bhutta, Ph.D.

Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health 
Hospital for Sick Children
Department of Pediatrics, Nutritional Sciences and Public Health
University of Toronto

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: The Impact of Climate Change on Vulnerable Populations: What Can Be Done?

Date: April 4, 2024

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

About this Seminar

Climate change and global warming are fast emerging as existential issues across the world, especially so among vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This lecture will explore some of the current evidence on risk factors and impacts of climate change, especially heat on women and children, and potential intergenerational impacts. While efforts are made towards scaling up mitigation strategies, relatively less is known about opportunities for developing resilience and adaptation measures. Dr. Bhutta will review some of the emerging evidence related to community and population-based responses that might help address some of the current challenges among the poorest of the poor. 

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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