Assessing Trends of Heat Waves and Perception of People about Health Risks of Heat Wave in Nepal



NPR 2189000

World Health Organization(WHO)

Morang, Rupandehi and Kailali

The number of heat waves is increasing worldwide due to climate change and land-use development and especially urban areas magnify the effects of heat waves by concentrating heat emissions (and air pollution) from vehicles and by trapping and absorbing heat between buildings and the pavement. Global warming will unquestionably increase the impact of heat on individuals who work in already hot workplaces in hot climate areas. The increasing prevalence of this environmental health risk requires the improvement of assessment methods linked to meteorological data. Such new methods will help to reveal the size of the problem and design appropriate interventions at individual, workplace and societal level.

The aim of this study was to assess the trend of heat waves and perception of people about associated health risks of heat wave in Nepal.

Report has been completed and it is available in NHRC web portal.