Heat Wave

Adapting to the impacts of extreme heat in Bangladesh’s labour force

The health and productivity of the workforce in Bangladesh is under increasing threat in a warming world. In this commentary, Lucia Letsch, Shouro Dasgupta and Elizabeth Robinson consider how policymakers can ensure workers are protected from extreme heat while pursuing sustainable development pathways. Climate change is already inflicting harm on the labour force in many

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Examining relationships between extreme heat and migration/ displacement and human mobility in Zacapa, Guatemala

This research is carried out by Dr. Edgar Miguel López Álvarez, MD1, Prof. Gabriel Andre Azurdia Mijangos2, Luis R. Torres-Hostos, PhD3, Anna Erwin, PhD4, Rubén A. Mazariegos, PhD5 with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. This research examines the relationships between extreme heat and migration/ displacement/ human mobility, using a mixed quantitative and

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Heatwaves-Driven Human Morbidity and Mortality over Selected Counties in Kenya

This research is carried out by Bethwel Mutai 1 with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. Although heat-related disasters have risen worldwide, lack of reliable and consistent climate datasets and standard detection metrics in Africa can easily downplay not only the existence of episodes of extreme heat, but also the concomitant human health

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Public Perception of the Health and Social Risks of Extreme Heat in Northern Ghana

This research is carried out by  Shamsu-Deen Ziblim1, Victor Mogre2, Sophia E.A. Kpebu2, Bright Y. Amoore2, Bruce A. Abugri2, Rayza Sison3, Laud Boateng3, Rajesh Vedathan3 with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. The health risks of extreme heat hinge on not only on exposure but also on behavioral related, which are often related

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Cost-Effective Traditional and Modern Coping Strategies for Heatwaves Prevalent in Tribal, Rural and Urban India

This research is carried out by Niti Mishra1, Peehu Pardeshi2, Shivani Kaim1, Dipali Bar1, Bateswar Das1, Saurabhi Niroula1, Poulami Ganguli1, Muskaan Ahmed1.  with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. Recently, the year 2022 recorded extreme temperatures which were greatly unpredictable. Within the tropics, India underwent major heat stress during and before the summer months,

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Relationship between high temperatures and hospitalization risk in different ecological regions in Vietnam

This research is carried out by  Nu Quy Linh Tran1,2, Thi Kim Hieu Ngo3, Thi Tuong Vy Nguyen3, Tran Ngoc Dang3, Son Nghiem4, Dung Phung5  with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. The increased ambient temperatures worldwide have an adverse impact on health outcomes, includeng hospitalization risk. Vietnam is among the most vulnerable

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Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice & Risk Perceptions Regarding Heatwave Among Outdoor Workers in Nepal

This research is carried out by Anjali Joshi1, Sabina Marasini1, Sudim Sharma2, Lava Timsina3, Biraj Man Karmacharya1  with funding support from the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. The annual rise in global temperature has led to the evident impacts on lives of the most vulnerable population especially among the outdoor workers. It is a great deal

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