Team 10- Luginaah

Team 10: Environment, Health and Medicine in the IOW


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Research on climate change adaption and human health in coastal Cambodia, 2013


Team 10 researches 4 main themes in the modern era:

  •  the role of local and national institutions (particularly policy) in adaptation to environmental change in the coastal zones of Cambodia, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Myanmar and Vietnam
  • human activities causing deterioration of the natural coastal environment of Cambodia, Tanzania, Myanmar and Vietnam
  • how the foregoing issues have affected human health especially dietary practices, patterns of morbidity and disease distribution (including NTDs), and the health of the population in the four countries
  •  how local people in the coastal zone understand (perceive) the impact of human activities on the natural environment, and how local common rules were modified according to changes in the use of coastal resources


Team 10 Leader: Isaac Luginaah, University of Western Ontario



Luginaah is Canada Research Chair in Health Geography and Full Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario, and an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. His broad areas of research interests include environment and health, population health and GIS applications in health. His work involves an integrative understanding of the broad determinants of the population health and the evidence of environment and health linkages. He is specifically interested in the human health impacts of environmental exposure. He is also involved in HIV/AIDS research in Africa, specifically Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and Tanzania.


Team 10 Collaborators


Name Affiliation focus
Ratana Chuenpagdee Memorial University, Canada Natural resource sustainability and community development
Herbert Hambati University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Urban Geography and Environmental Studies
Anna Winterbottom University of Sussex History of medicine in the Indian Ocean World


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