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Monsoon weather and early childhood health in India

Source(s):  PLOS ONE

India is expected to experience an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in the coming decades, which poses serious risks to human health and wellbeing in the country. This paper aims to shed light on the possible detrimental effects of monsoon weather shocks on childhood undernutrition in India using the Demographic and Health Survey 2015–16, in combination with geo-referenced climate data. The authors :

  • Found a positive association between childhood undernutrition and exposure to excessive monsoon precipitation in India ;

  • Warn of the urgent need to provide health assistance to children in flood-prone areas.

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  • Monsoon weather and early childhood health in India
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Dimitrova, Anna; Bora, Jayanta Kumar
  • Number of pages 22 p.

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