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Virginia Murray

Virginia is Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, UK Health Security Agency

How science can protect us from the health effects of climate change

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Our scientists study the health effects of climate change, provide early warning and response to extreme weather events, quantify the health impacts of air pollution and monitor the risks posed by changes in the distribution of vector-borne disease or disruptions within the food system.

The Sendai Framework: Reducing the impact of disasters across the globe

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The Sendai Framework was recently adopted by 187 countries, including the UK, at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) which took place in Sendai, Japan in March 2015. PHE’s Public Health Strategy Division has worked towards giving public …

Flooding and the public's health: looking beyond the short-term

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In the past month, windstorms and flooding have been knocking at our doors more frequently than we would like. Like an unwelcome guest, severe weather brings with it many problems and often ones that are not always easily visible.  It …