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

HIGH Horizons
01 September 2022 → 31 August 2026
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Health promotion and policy
climate change
Other information
Project description

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.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University coordinates the project.
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