Health & Health Facilities

Cover of Evaluation of an early-warning system for heat wave-related mortality in Europe: Implications for sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting and climate services
The objective of this study is to assess the extent to which S2S climate forecasts could be incorporated into heat-health action plans, to support timely public health decision-making ahead of imminent heat wave events in Europe.
Co-authored by over 30 international experts, a policy brief led by UNIGE and the GSPI recommends leveraging Switzerland’s scientific and diplomatic role in One Health.
Senior man looking out his  window
As in other recent hurricanes, some residents will choose to ride out the storm in their homes, despite recommendations to evacuate.
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This paper evaluates the effectiveness of the current alerting systems for hot and cold weather used in England to notify the health and social care sector of upcoming extreme weather events.
Crowd waiting for the train during a hot day in London, UK (2022)
Researchers have found that moving further towards an impact-based alert system which focuses on the repercussions of extreme weather conditions could enable participants make more informed decisions.
Save the Children’s Earthquake Response in Nepal: A Special One-Year Progress Report
This report presents the Save the Children's one-year response and recovery efforts to the 2015 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.
Houses with wildfire smoke in the background
Most government policies for mitigating public health risks from wildfire smoke aim to educate citizens to protect themselves by staying indoors, closing windows, and using air filters.
While some of the dangers that summer brings are more obvious—such as wildfires and hurricanes—others may be less obvious or intuitive, such as inhaling smoke from wildfires, which can be as harmful to your health as smoking several cigarettes a day.
Houston residents clean up debris after heavy flooding brought about by Hurricane Harvey
Researchers recommend that school districts create specific emergency plans to prepare for future disasters – and that the emergency plan should focus on mental health, especially for educators.
WRC5 Knowledge Report
This knowledge report highlights the key lessons and recommendations emerging from the discussions during the 15 sessions of the 5th World Reconstruction Conference.