Forecasting Malaria

On March 30, Kjersti Brown from SIU presented our malaria research in Ethiopia:

Researchers from Ethiopia and Norway have developed a new model for forecasting malaria epidemics.

Climate change is presenting major challenges in Africa. Malaria, one of the big killers of African children, is a disease directly linked to temperature and rainfall. In Ethiopia, malaria occurs seasonally. Every four to six years there are huge epidemics, affecting as many as several hundred thousand people. Global warming now seems to be changing the pattern of malaria. Will high-land Ethiopia experience more malaria in the future? And if so, will it be possible to predict epidemics in time for people to prepare?


You can read the full presentation here.

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