Insight and Innovation in International Development

Ecohealth Research in Practice

Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health

Editors: Charron, Dominique F. (Ed.)

  • Ecohealth is an emerging, multidisciplinary, and expanding field of research, practice, and policymaking around the world
  • Features case studies from around the world with synthetic analysis of the research
  • Demonstrates how ecohealth research has led to sustained improvements in both human and ecosystem health
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This book is about doing innovative research to achieve sustainable and equitable change in people’s health and well-being through improved interactions with the environment. It presents experiences from the field of ecosystem approaches to health (or ecohealth research) and some insights and lessons learned. It builds on previous literature, notably Forget (1997), Forget and Lebel (2001), Lebel (2003), and Waltner-Toews et al. (2008). Through case-studies and other contributions by researchers supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the book presents evidence of real changes in conditions of people, their health, and the ecosystems that support them. These changes were derived from applications of an ecosystem approach to health in developing regions of the world. The book also illustrates the resulting body of applied, participatory, and action research that improved health and environmental management in developing countries and, in many cases, influenced policies and practices.

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“This book, besides being informative, is inspirational. The introductory chapters, the description of the research projects, and the closing chapters that analyze the scope and challenges of ecohealth all together present evidence that this is a lively, evolving field with a clear mission, driven by an ever-growing scientific community of practice.”

From the Foreword by Mario-Henry Rodriguez

Director General, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca Morelos, México


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Ecohealth: Origins and Approach

    Charron, Dominique F.

    Pages 1-30

  • Introduction

    El-Fattal, Lamia (et al.)

    Pages 33-35

  • Growing Healthy Communities: Farmer Participatory Research to Improve Child Nutrition, Food Security, and Soils in Ekwendeni, Malawi

    Kerr, Rachel Bezner (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Tackling Challenges to Farmers’ Health and Agro-Ecosystem Sustainability in Highland Ecuador

    Orozco, Fadya A. (et al.)

    Pages 47-58

  • Coping with Environmental and Health Impacts in a Floricultural Region of Ecuador

    Breilh, Jaime

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecohealth Research in Practice
Book Subtitle
Innovative Applications of an Ecosystem Approach to Health
Editors
  • Dominique F. Charron
Series Title
Insight and Innovation in International Development
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
International Development Research Centre
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0517-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0517-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0516-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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