Reducing the vulnerabilities to malaria due to climate change

TDR news item
22 April 2016

World Malaria Day special feature: Climate changes are making many communities in Africa more vulnerable to malaria. New research is finding community-based solutions by merging the studies of mosquitoes, water, temperatures, land management and social sciences.

Coordinated by TDR, with support from Canada’s International Development Research Centre, scientists are taking a multi-dimensional look at the problem. They’re utilising entomology, malacology, epidemiology, parasitology, and social, economic, and environmental sciences. The teams are working in close collaboration with relevant decision-makers and the communities, particularly those most vulnerable – the women and children.

For more information, contact: Bernadette Ramirez.

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