The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is warning people in the Caribbean that they are at risk for heat strokes and even death as a result of the heat wave being experienced globally.

PAHO was quoted by Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation as saying – It said that the situation could worsen between July and August, “with adverse impact on human health” and is urging regional countries to be prepared, “due to the impact that this could have on peoples’ health, including the risk of death.

It also said due to the situation, it has developed a guide to help regional countries formulate contingency plans to address heat-waves.

The Health Organisation also noted, that the guide stresses that heat-wave contingency plans should be able to determine the extent of the threat, with alert activation procedures, a description of roles and functions, and intra- and inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

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