Speaker: Dr. Vikas K Desai, Honorary Technical Director UHCRCE
This masterclass will introduce the importance of health inclusivity in the heat action plans and disseminate key components of a Health inclusive Heat Action Plans.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
Why Health inclusive Heat Action Plan?
Steps to design health inclusive heat action plan
Local capacity building for Health inclusive plan
Health inclusive heat action plan for whom?
Early focus on Adaptation and Resilience
Mainstreaming Health inclusive Heat Action
Dr. Desai is M.D. (PSM) and has served as Professor and HOD Community Medicine Dept. at Govt. Medical College, Surat. She is currently the Honorary Technical Director of the Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence (UHCRCE), Surat.
She has published over 100 research papers and was engaged with several state level projects on public health, climate and health resilience. She has actively contributed to Heat and Health Action Plan for city of Surat.
About South Asia Heat Health Information Network (SAHHIN)
The SAHHIN network aims to act as a platform to promote scientific interventions, develop action plans and empower capacity building among stakeholders that can enable multi-disciplinary participation in helping South Asian countries to tackle heat stress using better preparedness and planning measures.