• Climate change effects on bronchial asthma

Climate change effects on bronchial asthma

Updated: Nov 11

King Salman International University | Egypt

 

Team members: Zeinab Emad Younis Abdelrahman, Yara Ahmed Elsabah Mohamed Marey Mekky, and Mostafa Khaled Mohamed Gamaleldin Sedky.


We are undergraduate students at King Salman International University College of Medicine. We are Zeinab Emad and Yara Ahmed. ​We are very interested in diseases resulting from environmental pollution, especially those that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma. There's a marked increase in bronchial asthma and mortality rate. (262 million people in 2019,461000 deaths. Some of them are due to climate changes). Our goals are to show the relationship between climate change and bronchial asthma using statistical graphs and increase awareness among policymakers, KSIU campus academics, and healthcare workers on bronchial asthma that would cause economic problems that can affect the quality of life.

Our tactics would be making awareness campaigns, posters, and lectures about most allergens in Egypt that increase due to climate change, field visits to the environment, and healthcare administrations. The outcome would be decreasing bronchial asthma rates and severity of allergens that lead to reducing bronchial asthma by changing the attitude of policymakers and stakeholders towards the environment and climate changes and their impact on public health.

 

Report 1: June 2022


Tasks done for this month:

  • Questionaire preparation

  • Planning to do a survey

  • Buying the hibermatic air monitor

  • Making a research mind map


July expectations:

  • Doing surveys in Cairo

  • At the beginning of the campaign awareness

  • Doing field visits

  • Doing online lectures and posters

 

Report 2: July 2022

  • Created a web page on Facebook to raise the awareness of the public about climate change

  • Start sharing videos and posters to raise awareness regarding the impact of climate change on health

  • Put a questionnaire to measure the severity of asthma, its control, and the relation between bronchial asthma and climate change on a google platform to start data collection


August expectations:

  • Start data collection of the online questionnaire

  • Field visits of asthma patients to measure CO2 emission and air humidity in their environment

  • Continue creating and sharing videos and posters to raise the public's awareness about the impact of climate change on health.

 

Report 3: August 2022


Tasks done this month:

  • Filled out some of the online questionnaires

  • Collection of references for the research paper

  • Started an introduction for the research paper

September expectations

  • Complete filling out the online questionnaire

  • Field visits of asthma patients to measure CO2 Emission and air humidity in their environment

  • Graphing the statistics from the collected data

 

Report 4: September 2022


Tasks done this month:

  • Continue filling out the online questionnaire

  • Started writing the research paper

  • Our Facebook page has 300 followers and 283 likes

October expectations:

  • Field visits of asthma patients to measure CO2 emissions and air humidity in their environment

  • Graphing the statistics from the data collected

  • Proving the link between climate change and asthma prevalence

Challenge: obtaining the required number of responses to the online questionnaire.






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