Mr Dandeebo Gordon
Areas of research interest: Health Systems Development, Maternal and Child Health, Community Participation in Health, Partnerships in Health, Climate Change and Community Health
Home Institution University for Development Studies, Tamale - Ghana
Host Institution Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam – Tanzania
Summary of research
This study seeks to explore the plausibility of using community-based health structures in managing the health risks of climate variability through effective public health and healthcare strategies. If existing community-based health structures were developed and strengthened they could play an effective role in building the adaptive capacity of vulnerable rural communities to the impact of climate variability. It is, therefore, worthwhile to investigate the strategies and the methods that are used, and can be used, to integrate community health structures so that they correspond to the skills for future surveillance activities and retrospective data sets with respect to climate change.