Climate change is leading to an increase in average global temperatures and in the frequency, intensity, and duration of heatwaves.
For infants, young children and pregnant women, greater heat stress is increasing the risk of adverse birth outcomes, chronic health issues and infant deaths. The most at-risk are the most deprived. Therefore, it’s important to B.E.A.T. the heat for children:
Be aware of heat stress
Easily identify the symptoms
Act immediately to protect
Take to a health facility
Download the Protecting children from heat stress: https://www.unicef.org/documents/protecting-children-heat-stress-technical-note
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