21 July 2020, 17:00-18:30 CEST

Speakers: Kristie Ebi, University of Washington; TBD

Moderator: Sari Kovats, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Effective prevention in a city requires a portfolio of actions at different levels: from health system preparedness coordinated with meteorological early warning systems to timely public and medical advice and improvements to housing and urban planning. These actions can be integrated in a defined Heat Health Action Plan. There are several principles that should be used in planning for and responding to heatwaves. This Masterclass is an introduction to heat health action planning, based on principles and guidance developed by the World Health Organization and from case studies of actual plans.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the different components of Heat Health Action Plans
  • To understand how national meteorological and hydrological services and health sector can work together
  • To describe how longer term strategies can be incorporated in to heat health action planning
  • To understand the importance of including evaluation of heat interventions.
  • To provide examples of established Heat Health Action Plans for tropical and temperate climates.

Learn more and access materials at http://www.ghhin.org/learning-center/masterclasses/HHAPs