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dc.identifier.citationHeatwaves: A Guide for Health-based Actions. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Health Organization; 2021. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-75-12407-9 (Print)
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-75-12408-6 (PDF)
dc.description.abstractThis publication presents a comprehensive methodology to support the Member States of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in preparing for and responding to heat-health risks in the Region of the Americas. It builds on World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization global documents, as well as on the disaster preparedness methodologies employed throughout the countries of the Region. This publication is part of an effort coordinated by PAHO to support Member States in multihazard preparedness, and includes: early warning system strengthening; threat characterization; activation and deactivation procedure definition; and institutional coordination. It engages different disciplines and recognizes the importance of intersectoral collaboration to respond to heat-health risks. It aims to bring awareness of the impacts of heat on the health of people of the Americas to public health decisionmakers, and thereby strengthen health service provision.en_US
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dc.subjectHeat Wave (Meteorology)en_US
dc.subjectClimate Changeen_US
dc.subjectPublic Healthen_US
dc.subjectRisk Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectDecision Makingen_US
dc.subjectClimate Effectsen_US
dc.subjectGlobal Warmingen_US
dc.titleHeatwaves: A Guide for Health-based Actionsen_US
dc.typeTechnical reportsen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenamePan American Health Organizationen_US
paho.publisher.countryUnited Statesen_US
paho.publisher.cityWashington, D.C.en_US
paho.contributor.departmentCommunicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health (CDE)en_US

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