Heat Indicators for Global Health Monitoring, Early Warning Systems and health facility interventions for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and young children and health workers

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

The HIGH Horizons project centres on pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and health workers, groups heavily affected by climate change.

We quantify and monitor direct and indirect health impacts of extreme heat; test a personalised Early Warning System (EWS); and implement integrated adaptation-mitigation actions in health facilities. Analyses of heat impacts and data science predictive modelling using data from Sweden; Lazio Italy, and health facilities in Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa underpin all activities. These analyses and systematic reviews inform testing and selection of global, EU and national indicators.
AcronymHigh Horizons
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2022/09/012026/08/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • EU HIGH Horizons project consortium (lead)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) (Delft)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action