Extreme heat is deadly, on the rise globally, and its toll can be reduced. Despite the growing adverse impacts, there is a lack of global awareness, risk analysis, and action to combat heat risks. The Global Disaster Preparedness Center of the American Red Cross, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN), launched a research grant program to increase knowledge on heatwaves and their impact on people, especially in low and middle-income countries. Watch the recordings of the series of webinars at the links below.
Webinar # 1: 24 January 2024
Temporal distribution of heatwave events and its concomitant effect of human health by Dr Bethwel Mutai, Lecturer at the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Towards Livable Cities: Extreme Heat Distribution in South African Cities by Timothy Chambers, Environmental and Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science at the University of Cape Town, S. Africa
Managing Heat Stress Among Ready-made Clothing Workers in Bangladesh by Farzana Yeasmin Assistant Scientist in the at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research of Bangladesh
Local heat thresholds and triggers in Serbia Dr. Dragan Milošević Assistant Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management.
Webinar # 2: 14 February 2023
identifying perceptions of climate induced heat among vulnerable population in Beitbridge district by Dr. Patience Chadambuka Lecturer in the Community Studies Department at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.
Assessing public perceptions of the health and social risk of extreme heat in northern Ghana by Victor Mogre, Head of Department of Health Professions Education and Innovative Learning, University for Development Studies, Ghana.
Identifying heat risk perception of outdoor workers in and outer areas of the city of Chennai by Dr. PK Latha, Research Associate at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, India.
Identifying heat risk perception of two communities in Guatemala by Dr. Edgar Miguel López Álvarez, Dean of the Health Sciences School of University Rafael Landívar, Guatemala.