Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center, Surat

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UHCRC the first research centre of its kind addressing public health and urban climate change adaptation and resilience issues in India, has opened its doors in the western city of Surat, the latest in a series of health-related projects run by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN).UHCRC strategy includes Research. Training, Documentation, Networking and Consultancy.UHCRC domains are Prospective Climate and VBD and WBD surveillance system developing, Inter disciplinary research, Interaction platform and dialogue forum, Convergent network development, Training and documentation of practice and State and central government AdvocacyCore team of UHCRC study the impacts of climate change on health, preparedness for climate adaptation and resilience, needs for skill building, models of community inclusion. UHCRC work with the city authorities to support, strengthen and encourage urban health services for climate adaptation and resilience.UHCRC network partners in the city are IMA, Shardayatan School,Government Medical College Surat, Krishi Vigyan talim Kendra, SVNIT, SCET, CSS, Mahila Sahkari Udyog Mandir, NIWCD, and SAHAS. National and international institutes are iihs, IIHMR, NIUA, UHSI, ARUP, Dept. of Ecology University of Chicago USA, LSHTM, and NRDC.UHCRC is a training centre for internees from national and International academic Institutions, like IIHMR Jaipur, TIS Mumbai, MPH Gulbarga, VSGNU Surat, and Mary Greeley Medical Centre in Ames, Iowa, Harvard University.UHCRC initiated its activities at Surat and now extending it for urban Gujarat. It�s also planning first of its kind innovative research in third year of ACCCRN project.

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