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Can Google help to assess the impact of heatwaves on the health of the population?

New research from Public Health England and members of i-sense at UCL, published in Environmental Research, suggests that monitoring online search terms related to the health impact of heatwaves could help contribute to public health surveillance systems in the UK and have potential benefits for countries that lack established public health surveillance systems.

New programme launched to tackle some of South Africa’s biggest issues

i-sense is pleased to congratulate collaborators at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) on the recent launch of their new programme: South African Population Research Infrastructure Network (SAPRIN). Within AHRI, SAPRIN will be led by the Chief Information Officer Dr Kobus Herbst, who will also serve as Deputy Director of the new programme.

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