Vectors on the Move: Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change on Malaria and Other Vector-Borne Diseases




Session Date: April 23, 2021

Session Description: Approximately 400,000 people die a year from malaria, with children under 5 being the most vulnerable. Africa bears the brunt of the impact, with 94% of malaria cases and deaths. Climate change, especially increased temperatures and changing rainfall patterns, are expected to increase malaria exposure in many parts of Africa. Other regions of the world can expect to see an increase in other vector-borne diseases. In this session we aim to briefly present recent findings on how climate impacts malaria burden, followed by a brief panel discussion and facilitated discussion to identify how to integrate consideration of climate impacts into malaria and other vector-borne disease control programming and elimination strategies.