Climate change and cardiovascular diseases: state and exploratory analyses of patient data in Limpopo province, South Africa

Climate change has manifested as an upward rise in temperature trends globally which may exacerbate chronic illnesses such as CVDs and has been associated with increased mortality. The main objective of this project is to explore and undertake preliminary analyses of existing available cardiovascular disease (CVD) specific health data in Limpopo collected through a completed cross-sectional household survey dataset and 15-year hospital admission records. The project will directly aid the scientific research knowledge through expanding the scope of already completed analyses on climate change and infectious diseases to climate change and non–communicable diseases.


Guéladio Cissé

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