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Column: The IPCC, malaria and climate change: neither scaremongering or ignorant

May 8, 2014 - 18:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
I freely admit that I have not read all 2155 pages of the draft report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released last month. Furthermore, I am not an expert on global climate change. However, motivated by this report and a recent comment posted to MalariaWorld entitled ‘IPCC, malaria and climate: scaremonging or ignorance’ (1), I will try to relate the IPCC assessments of climate change to malaria and the future...

The opposing effects of climate change and socio-economic development on the global distribution of malaria

October 13, 2011 - 15:02 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Andreas Béguin, Simon Hales, Joacim Rocklöv, Christofer Åström, Valérie R. Louis, Rainer Sauerborn
Reference: 
Global Environmental Change, Volume 21, Issue 4, October 2011, Pages 1209-1214

MalariaWorldIn this paper, we describe an empirical model of the past, present and future-potential geographic distribution of malaria which incorporates both the effects of climate change and of socio-economic development.

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Open Access | Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases: An Economic Impact Analysis of Malaria in Africa

March 25, 2011 - 13:31 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Aklesso Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Mark Musumba , Bruce A. McCarl and Ximing Wu
Reference: 
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(3), 913-930

Our model projects that some countries will see an increase in malaria cases but others will see a decrease. We estimate projected malaria inpatient and outpatient treatment costs as a proportion of annual 2000 health expenditures per 1,000 people.

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Letter: Climate change and the global malaria recession

May 20, 2010 - 07:55 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Peter W. Gething, David L. Smith, Anand P. Patil, Andrew J. Tatem, Robert W. Snow, Simon I. Hay
Reference: 
Nature 465, 342-345 (20 May 2010)

The current and potential future impact of climate change on malaria is of major public health interest1, 2. The proposed effects of rising global temperatures on the future spread and intensification of the disease3, 4, 5, and on existing malaria morbidity and mortality rates3, substantively influence global health policy6, 7.

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Open Access | Review: Predicting and mapping malaria under climate change scenarios: the potential redistribution of malaria vectors in Africa

April 27, 2010 - 14:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Tonnang HE, Kangalawe RY, Yanda PZ
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:111 (23 April 2010)

Malaria is rampant in Africa and causes untold mortality and morbidity. Vector-borne diseases are climate sensitive and this has raised considerable concern over the implications of climate change on future disease risk.

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More Reasons for Malaria Elimination in Africa

January 7, 2010 - 09:48 -- Patrick Sampao

No war is harder than when you have to face an enemy who gets a chance to regroup and rearm regulary hence coming back with more vigor each time. This is the kind of warfare Kenya has to encounter with malaria. The country is currently facing more than its fair share of problems with malaria. In recent times the war against malaria in Kenya has been hampered by multiple factors under which the disease reinvents itself.

 

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