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Climate change and adolescents in South Africa: The role of youth activism and the health sector in safeguarding adolescents’ health and education

M F Chersich, F Scorgie, C Y Wright, S Mullick, A Mathee, J Hess, M Richter, H Rees

Authors' affiliations

M F Chersich, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

F Scorgie, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

C Y Wright, Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa

S Mullick, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

A Mathee, Environment and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa; Environmental Health Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

J Hess, Departments of Emergency Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Global Health, Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Washington, USA

M Richter, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa; School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa; African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

H Rees, Wits RHI (Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Climate change; South Africa; Schools; Adolescents; Education; Ventilation; Heat; Activism; Intervention; Impact

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2019;109(9):615-619. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i9.14327

Article History

Date submitted: 2019-08-28
Date published: 2019-08-28

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