EH Seminar “Population Displacement following Extreme Weather Events” with Dr. Monica Onyango

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November 8th, 2012


The Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health Seminar Series

“Climate Change: Science, Health, and Policy”

Please join us on Friday, November 9th for:


Population Displacement following Extreme Weather Events”


November 9, 2012

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Room L-210

BU Medical School Instructional Building



Monica Onyango, RN, PhD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor of International Health


Consequences of extreme weather events or disasters are increasingly common and more devastating to populations and their property. The effects of natural disasters are more devastating to communities in developing countries where response systems are not well developed, and in certain situations, non-existent. Many of the populations affected by disasters survive because of assistance brought to them by local and international humanitarian agencies. This session will discuss practical ways to respond and intervene.


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