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    Date: 17 - 20 Dec 2018
    Country: Hong Kong (China)
    City/State: Hong Kong
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First global forum for heat and health

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 17 - 20 Dec 2018 Location: Hong Kong (China) (Hong Kong) Venue: The University of Hong Kong - Graduate School

As the inaugural global forum of the Global Heat Health Information Network, this event will feature talks from leading experts on heat health science and action, and will include a regional focus on Southeast Asia as well as a focus on communication. The forum will formalize the network by seeking agreement from members on a work plan going forward, which will be the focus of GHHIN through 2020. 

Forum aims

The heat health forum serves as an international platform to build capacity, promote sharing, and encourage evidence-based policy and actions to improve the management of extreme heat risks. The forum will bring together the interdisciplinary community of experts and practitioners implementing various aspects required to understand and manage heat risks to health in order to share experience, inform a global common agenda, strengthen the network, and formally launch the Global Heat Health Information Network.

Background

Leading health, weather, and climate experts convened in Chicago in 2015, along with regional experts from South Asia inColombo in 2016, to discuss current practices in addressing the growing global problem of extreme heat and its health impacts. The workshops identified the need to work together on an integrated approach to extreme heat, and begin to better harmonize practices, and accelerate sharing of knowledge and information. Participants agreed to reconvene within 2 years to discuss progress and the way forward in an international context, as well as to review national developments toward the international goals. The current proposed forum is a follow up to these workshops, with the expressed intent to inform and launch the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) as a new global initiative to accelerate heat-health priority actions. 

Event website: http://ghhin.org/events/ghhin-forum



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