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Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk
Date:4/30/2009

se proximity to livestock. This is compounded by poor hygiene, lack of access to clean water and sanitation and poor public health education.

"It is important to see a newly emerging set of global risks - whether pandemics, conflict and terrorism, resource security including water stress, or climate change as inter-related," states Alyson Warhurst Chair of Strategy and International Development at Warwick Business School and one of the founding directors of Maplecroft. "Climate change is causing drought and flooding which in turn leads to crop failures and the destruction of livelihoods which in turn lead to poverty and the conditions that we see increase vulnerability to pandemic flu."

IPRI sources include: WHO, UNESCO, FAO, World Organisation for Animal Health, World Bank, Environmental Research Group Oxford, World Resources Institute and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

For free access to the three IPRI maps and risk categories: http://www.global-risks.com/maps/featured_map/

Maplecroft specialises in the analysis and creative visualisation of global risks. Our comprehensive portfolio of indicators, reports and interactive GIS maps provide clients with innovative ways to manage and mitigate risk. These tools assess vulnerability to over 100 global risks and allow major international bodies to formulate strategy, control risk exposure, secure industry leadership and work towards a sustainable future.

Web: http://www.global-risks.com


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