HIGH (Heat Indicators for Global Health) Horizons aims to close knowledge gaps around the quantification and monitoring of direct and indirect impacts of heat exposure on maternal, newborn and child health.


  • Pregnant and postpartum women, infants and health workers in Sweden, South Africa and Zimbabwe serve as sentinel populations for tracking the direct and indirect impacts of high temperature on health and testing a personalised Early Warning System.
  • Adaptation and mitigation actions in health facilities in Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe will be co-designed and implemented to reduce heat exposure for health workers and to limit health facilities carbon emissions. Health worker outcomes and facility emissions will be compared pre- and post-intervention.