Climate health cluster Heat from the Sun

Updates from HIGH Horizons: Reflections from Heat Action Day

As our earth continues to warm, extreme heat events are becoming more frequent and severe, leading to significant health risks to communities around the globe. Populations such as pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and health workers are some of the groups most...

Takeaways from the WHO 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

The recent WHO 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Budapest, brought together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to address pressing environmental and health challenges. Countries who attended have adopted the Budapest Declaration, which...

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ON EXTREME HEAT AND MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH

HIGH Horizons, alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), has developed a conceptual framework for extreme heat and maternal, newborn and child health. Annie Portela, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing at the WHO, spoke to us...

Advancing Veterinary Medicine: ALIVE 2 in Nice, France

The picturesque city of Nice, France, played host to the second instalment of the Animal Leishmaniosis International Veterinary Event (ALIVE 2) on April 19-20, 2024. This eagerly awaited gathering saw veterinary professionals from around the globe convene to delve into the latest advancements and insights in combating Leishmaniosis, a disease of paramount concern in both human and animal health.

TRIGGER Project presentation at the EGU

The project was recently presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference.

The Trigger Project presentation at the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India

The lecture served as a reminder of the urgency to address climate change not only as an environmental issue but also as a pressing public health concern.

Global call for plans that consider the health impacts of extreme heat

In an effort to better understand evolving governance around heat and health, HIGH Horizons has partnered with the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

How is Greece Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate?

Watch IDAlert’s latest video about mosquito control measures in Greece, which are more important than ever to protect populations against vector-borne diseases now and in the future.

Navigating the Frontiers of Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

In September of last year, the 35th annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2023) convened in the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This global gathering brought together researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to delve into the latest advancements in environmental exposure science and epidemiology.

Group photo at the workshop

Advancing Collaboration: Insights from the Inaugural Climate and Health Cluster Workshop on Numerical Tools and Early Warning Systems

On February 21st, the European Climate and Health Cluster hosted its first thematic workshop on Numerical Tools for Climate, Meteorological, and Impact Modeling and Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Brussels. Organised by the cluster’s Working Group 4 on Early warning...
Climate health cluster Heat from the Sun

Updates from HIGH Horizons: Reflections from Heat Action Day

As our earth continues to warm, extreme heat events are becoming more frequent and severe, leading to significant health risks to communities around the globe. Populations such as pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and health workers are some of the groups most...

Takeaways from the WHO 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

The recent WHO 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in Budapest, brought together experts, policymakers, and stakeholders to address pressing environmental and health challenges. Countries who attended have adopted the Budapest Declaration, which...

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ON EXTREME HEAT AND MATERNAL, NEWBORN AND CHILD HEALTH

HIGH Horizons, alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), has developed a conceptual framework for extreme heat and maternal, newborn and child health. Annie Portela, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing at the WHO, spoke to us...

Advancing Veterinary Medicine: ALIVE 2 in Nice, France

The picturesque city of Nice, France, played host to the second instalment of the Animal Leishmaniosis International Veterinary Event (ALIVE 2) on April 19-20, 2024. This eagerly awaited gathering saw veterinary professionals from around the globe convene to delve into the latest advancements and insights in combating Leishmaniosis, a disease of paramount concern in both human and animal health.

TRIGGER Project presentation at the EGU

The project was recently presented at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference.

The Trigger Project presentation at the National Institute of Technology Calicut, India

The lecture served as a reminder of the urgency to address climate change not only as an environmental issue but also as a pressing public health concern.

Global call for plans that consider the health impacts of extreme heat

In an effort to better understand evolving governance around heat and health, HIGH Horizons has partnered with the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

How is Greece Fighting Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing Climate?

Watch IDAlert’s latest video about mosquito control measures in Greece, which are more important than ever to protect populations against vector-borne diseases now and in the future.

Navigating the Frontiers of Indoor Environmental Quality and Health

In September of last year, the 35th annual conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE 2023) convened in the vibrant city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This global gathering brought together researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to delve into the latest advancements in environmental exposure science and epidemiology.

Group photo at the workshop

Advancing Collaboration: Insights from the Inaugural Climate and Health Cluster Workshop on Numerical Tools and Early Warning Systems

On February 21st, the European Climate and Health Cluster hosted its first thematic workshop on Numerical Tools for Climate, Meteorological, and Impact Modeling and Early Warning Systems (EWS) in Brussels. Organised by the cluster’s Working Group 4 on Early warning...
Forests as a nature-based solution for improved human health in a changing climate

Forests as a nature-based solution for improved human health in a changing climate

Ecosystem services are integrated in the relatively recent concept of nature-based solutions (NbS), a concept that is now incorporated in key intergovernmental agreements across Europe. The International Union for Conservation of Nature defines NbS as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural and modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously benefiting people and nature”.

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Pedalling Towards a Greener Future: The Impact of Cycling and Active Transport on Climate Change and Public Health

Pedalling Towards a Greener Future: The Impact of Cycling and Active Transport on Climate Change and Public Health

As the urgency of addressing climate change intensifies, the ongoing shift towards a sustainable future has brought various sectors, including transportation, into the spotlight. Yet, this subject remains delicately sensitive, as it directly influences the daily choices of countless citizens. In many bustling metropolises, passionate debates have arisen about the equitable distribution of public space among different road users.

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Climate Variability Drives Changes in Sand Fly Distribution, Amplifying Leishmaniasis Risks

Climate Variability Drives Changes in Sand Fly Distribution, Amplifying Leishmaniasis Risks

Typically active during twilight hours, female sand flies primarily feed on mammalian blood, facilitating the transmission of viruses and parasites. These pathogens cause diseases such as summer meningitis and leishmaniasis, affecting humans and animals. Leishmaniasis, in particular, is classified as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization, with an estimated 700,000 to 1 million new cases annually

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New breakthrough in wastewater monitoring.

New breakthrough in wastewater monitoring.

Evaluating the risk of infectious viruses in Europe’s coastal waters. BlueAdapt’s team of researchers from Bangor University have optimised a method to evaluate the risk of infectious viruses in wastewater, providing a crucial tool for protecting public health. Read...

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Tracking pollution in the food chain

Tracking pollution in the food chain

The Bay of Biscay is home to popular holiday resorts – and it’s the source of the regional Basque staple, squid. What are the effects of pollution and pathogens on the squid? And what could be the broader impacts of this?

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