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SPRINGS

Diarrhea is globally the third-largest cause of death for children under 5, contributing to more than 500,000 deaths. Only pneumonia kills more children each year. Climate change, driving increased flooding and droughts, threatens the fragile progress made in reducing the burden of diarrheal disease over the past decades.

The SPRINGS project aims to inform key climate, environmental, and health adaptation policies to better measure the impact of future climate shocks on the burden of water-borne diarrheal diseases, in order to support and prepare citizens, communities, and governments.

Expertise

User research, Communication, Exploitation

Field

Climate, Health

Date

2024-2029

About the project

Coordinator: Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
14 Partners
Case study sites: Ghana & Romania

Our role

Three oโ€™clockโ€™s main role is to communicate and disseminate the knowledge and results generated in SPRINGS to key stakeholders, inform them on the impact of future climate shocks on waterborne diarrheal diseases, and contribute to climate, environmental and health adaptation policies.

Our specific objectives are:
๐Ÿ‘‰ to implement a high-impact action plan for communication to promote SPRINGS and inform the projectโ€™s target
audiences
๐Ÿ‘‰ to translate and disseminate the projectโ€™s knowledge and results in a tailored approach to each identified stakeholder
๐Ÿ‘‰ to facilitate knowledge transfer and policy dialogue to contribute to sustainable climate and health policies and practices in the EU and beyond
๐Ÿ‘‰ to raise awareness, engage with and build a wide community of stakeholders, including citizens, to inform on the relationship between climate and health, and water-borne diarrheal diseases in particular
๐Ÿ‘‰ to ensure exploitation of the results and main project outputs

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