Heat Indicators for Global Health (HIGH Horizons): monitoring, Early Warning Systems and health facility interventions for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and young children and health workers

September 2022 to August 2026
climate change
early warning systems
extreme heath
vulnerable groups
health facilities
Centre For Sexual Health And Hiv And Aids Research (Zimbabwe)
Aga Khan Health Service Kenya Lbg (Kenya)
Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
Research fields
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Medicine and Health Sciences

Preparing for the milder health impacts of climate change

Climate change has impacted people worldwide. In some places its impact can lead to natural disasters, while in others it leads to extremes of heat or cold. Particularly vulnerable groups like pregnant women, infants, frontline health workers and older citizens can be significantly affected by these changes. The EU-funded HIGH Horizons project aims to better prepare us for these eventualities by developing personalised early warning systems, studying the impact of extreme heat on vulnerable groups and preparing health facilities to assist them.