The Urban health and Climate Resilience Center (UHCRC), Surat was launched in March 2013 as the latest health related climate change project by the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN). It is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation through Surat City Climate Trust in which Surat Municipal Corporation is a main stakeholder.
- UHCRC thrives to become the knowledge hub in the subject of Urban Health and Climate Change Resilience.
- UHCRC is the first center of its kind and is conducting quality research in area of urban health and climate change resilience.
- UHCRC aims include piloting assistance programs for city authorities in India and beyond to improve urban health services.
The UHCRC strategy includes research, training, documentation, networking and consultancy. The core team of UHCRC study the impacts of climate change on health, preparedness for climate adaptation and resilience, needs for skill building and 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 partnering 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.
Mission: “Achieve the Goal of Healthier Citizens in Healthier Cities”
Aim: Developing and sharing the evidence base to recommend more effective health services that improve resilience to climate change impacts on urban citizens, particularly poor and vulnerable communities.