TY - CHAP A1 - Edlyne Eze Anugwom ED1 - Stanislaw P. Stawicki ED2 - Thomas J. Papadimos ED3 - Sagar C. Galwankar ED4 - Andrew C. Miller ED5 - Michael S. Firstenberg Y1 - 2021-11-17 PY - 2021 T1 - Reflections on Climate Change and Public Health in Africa in an Era of Global Pandemic N2 - Since the publication of the first volume of Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security, a lot has happened in this rapidly evolving area. Perhaps the most dominant global event of the past eighteen months is the COVID-19 pandemic. Within this general context, the importance of the multiple and diverse international health security (IHS) subdomains is becoming evident, especially when one begins to appreciate the interconnectedness of the modern world and the interdependence of various existing societal systems. Moreover, this complexity presents our civilization with both dangers and opportunities, and among the most pronounced opportunities is our ability to effectively “work together and coordinate” as humanity. With a goal to summarize and synthesize our collective experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic, this second tome of Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security is a repository of knowledge and a practical resource for those who seek to learn about the current pandemic as well as for those who may already be preparing for the “next pandemic” or as yet unforeseen IHS threats. In addition to the COVID-19 global response, topics discussed in this book include climate change, mental health, supply chain management, and clinical diagnostics, among others. BT - Contemporary Developments and Perspectives in International Health Security SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.97201 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.97201 SN - 978-1-78985-940-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-21 ER -