Hicham Achebak has been awarded the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA-PF 2021) to work on his research project “TEMP-MOMO” at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), where he will study the recent evolution in morbidity and mortality risk and burden associated with ambient temperatures and its main demographic and socioeconomic drivers in Europe.
“There is still insufficient understanding of the impacts of climate change on human health throughout the European Union, particularly at local level, and this gap in knowledge continues to hinder adaptation efforts of the local and regional authorities”, explains Hicham Achebak.
The project is expected to greatly contribute to the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change by addressing knowledge gaps and providing customised data and tools that will help decision makers to take informed decisions at all levels of governance from local to country level to protect human health.
The MSCA Postdoctoral fellowship aims at supporting the international mobility of excellent researchers within and beyond Europe, to undertake their own research project at a host organisation in another country. The grant is fully funded by the European Commission.