Mortality Associated with Heat Wave of 2010 and Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan – International Society for Disease Surveillance


Tuesday, June 3rd-4th, 2014 – 11:30pm-12:30am EDT (June 4th 9am-10am IST)
ISDS Global Outreach Committee
Dileep Mavalankar, M.D., Dr. P.H., M.P.H., M.B.B.S., Director – Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) – Gandhinagar, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Ahmedabad, India was hit by a heat wave marked by record-breaking maximum temperatures in May 2010. This heat wave resulted in an excess of 1,344 deaths relative to May 2009 and May 2011-a 43% increase in mortality. Out of concern for future heat waves and prevention of heat-related illness, Dr. Dileep Mavalankar of the Public Health Foundation of India created an Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan for citizens. This plan, the first comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events in India, is serving as a model for other cities in India to implement. In this webinar, Dr. Mavalankar will discuss the mortality associated with the heat wave of May 2010 and the Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the effect the May 2010 heat wave had on mortality in Ahmedabad, India.  
  2. Detail the Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan.
  3. Identify how the Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan was designed to prevent heat-related illness.


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