The WHO Regional Office for Europe published guidance on heat–health action planning in 2008, and intends to update this to include the latest evidence. An in-depth review was initiated, based on recent epidemiological and environmental research and lessons learned from implementation in practice. The publication collates and summarizes the most relevant evidence published since 2008 focusing primarily on Member States in the WHO European Region. The report supports the update of guidance on heat–health action plans (HHAPs) and their implementation.

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