$500k from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
ZEP researchers have received a grant of about $500k from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to identify, analyze and mitigate the impacts of climate-related hazards in Western Province. The proposed research, which starts in January 2022 will span three years, builds on a previous project that has developed an unparalleled, state-of-the art data platform that contains highly granular and dynamic spatial data on the natural and physical systems in Western Province. To this platform, ZEP researchers will add and integrate both quantitative and qualitative data on community, social, gender, and institutional processes to describe the impact of flooding on the access to and use of health services. To our knowledge, this study is the first to analyze health care access and utilization in a dynamically modeled, social-ecological system.