Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center

Urban health and Climate Resilience Center (UHCRC), Surat was launched in March 2013 as the latest health related climate change project by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) and supported by Rockefeller foundation through Surat City Climate Trust in which Surat Municipal Corporation is a main stakeholder.

- UHCRC thrives to become the knowledge hub in the subject of Urban Health and Climate Change Resilience

- UHCRC is the first center of its kind and is conducting quality research in area of urban health and climate change resilience.

UHCRC aims include piloting assistance programs for city authorities in India and beyond to improve urban health services

Mission: “Achieve the Goal of Healthier Citizens in Healthier Cities”

Aim: Developing and sharing the evidence base to recommend more effective health services that improve resilience to climate change impacts on urban citizens, particularly poor and vulnerable communities.

Prospective Climate and VBD/WBD Surveillance System Development

As per UHCRC mandate of “Upscalingwaterborn and Vector born disease surveillance system”.

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Inter-Disciplinary Research

The UHCRC attempt to design a Surat city Heat Action Plan is to highlight the public health concerns of heat wave hazards in Surat city

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Interaction Platforms and Dialogue Forums

Community is not only the beneficiary of the health and development programs but are supposed to be active partners in the process.

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The subject of vulnerability assessment is of particular interest of the work of “Urban Health and Climate Resilience Centre (UHCRC)” .

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