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Manager Wan Lee

Wan Lee is a manager in Chemonics’ Global Health Division.

by Wan Lee

From Trickle to Flood: How Water Extremes Can Impact Health

In early 2018, drought-stricken Cape Town narrowly averted its “Day Zero,” the day when taps in the city would have run dry. Reservoirs filled up just enough to avert an all-out water crisis, and “Day Zero” has now been pushed to 2019. Meanwhile, in 2016, 2017, and 2018, floods in South Asia, Africa, Europe, and…

Feeling the Heat: How Climate Change is Affecting Global Health

It is early November and I glance at my phone to check the daily forecast. It is a balmy 79 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C. — unusually warm so late in the year, but noticeably more commonplace in recent years. According to data gathered by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2016 was the…