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Third Meeting of the DS-I Africa Consortium
3 November - 9 November 2023

  • Mr Achiri Elvis Ndikum - Participant

    Developing data science solutions to mitigate the health impacts of climate change in Africa: the HE2AT Center (HEAT) (Contact-PI)

    Mr. Elvis Ndikum Achiri, is a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Education, University of Yaounde I and currently Principal Investigator/Lead of the HEAT Center Pilot Project, Yaounde, Cameroon. This is a retrospective study of the association between temperature, relative humidity and rainfall by season on cardiopulmonary emergency and hospital admissions in Cameroon. He has recently conducted first global study on the prevalence and severity of asthma in relation to environmental risk factors among children, adolescents and adults as Principal Investigator with the Global Asthma Network for Yaounde, Cameroon now published in the Global Asthma Report 2022(GAR). He is an Emerging Leader and member of the World Heart Federation's Air Pollution and Climate Change Expert Group (APCCEG) and represents WHF within the WHO Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate and Health. Trained by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) on Air pollution and climate change impacts on health and actions needed to mitigate and adapt for the protecting of populations health. Elvis is Cofound and President of the Global Youth Strategy (GYS) on Air Pollution and Climate Health. He is also a Founding Committee Member of the Youth Climate and Health Network initiated by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), and Coordinator of the Global Youth for Clean Air and Climate Health Action (Working Group) among others.