How can a heat-health action plan help to manage the effects of heat in rural Mexico?

Author: Dr Horacio Riojas Rodríguez

Organization: Instituto Nacional De Salud Publica

Year: 2023

Rural communities in low- and middle-income countries are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Heat action plans that aide the public in understanding and evaluating their own risks and take the appropriate steps for prevention and preparedness have shown consistently positive results. Working in six rural communities in southern Mexico, Dr Riojas and the team will co-develop, test and evaluate a user-driven heat-health action plan, including an early warning and surveillance system, capacity building, prevention education and communication tools.