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Aparna Lal, Mahomed Patel, Arnagretta Hunter, Christine Phillips
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Fire Effects
Fire & Climate
Smoke & Air Quality
Smoke & Populations

NRFSN number: 22604
FRAMES RCS number: 62592
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The public health emergency associated with the 2019–20 bushfires in Australia was a wake-up call to increase the resilience of our health systems to respond to climate extremes. We must combine our understanding of predictions of extreme weather events with our knowledge on emergency preparedness and response to protect the health of citizens.


Lal, Aparna; Patel, Mahomed; Hunter, Arnagretta; Phillips, Christine. 2021. Towards resilient health systems for increasing climate extremes: insights from the 2019–20 Australian bushfire season. International Journal of Wildland Fire 30(1):1-5.

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