Feeling Heat: Climate Change and Kidney Disease Mystery


In Sri Lanka, a rash of kidney disease is affecting farmers who grow rice in marshy parts of the island. Professor Nishad Jayasundara of the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Global Health Institute. (DGHI) is working with an interdisciplinary team of environmental and health researchers to unravel how climate change and water contamination may be driving the rise in kidney problems.

This video was featured in “Cultivating Change, Together,” DGHI’s 2021-22 Impact Report, as an example of DGHI’s collaborative work to solve complex health problems. Read the full report on the Duke Global Health Instiute website.

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