Vulnerability to climate-induced highland Malaria in East Africa

Shem O. Wandiga*, Maggie Opondo, Daniel Olago, Andrew Githeko, Faith Githui, M.T. Marshall, Tim Downs, Alfred Opere, Pius Z. Yanda, Richard Kangalawe, Robert Kabumbuli, Edward Kirumira, James Kathuri, Eugene Apindi, Lydia Olaka, Laban Ogallo, Paul Mugambi, Rehema Sigalla, Robinah Nanyunja, Timothy BagumaPius Achola

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Malaria is a mosquito-borne (Anopheles gambiae species) viral illness, which causes the greatest morbidity and mortality in tropical and subtropical countries, with an especially high prevalence in Africa. Approximately 90 per cent of the 1 million global annual deaths due to malaria occur in Africa and nearly three-quarters of these are children under the age of five (WHO, 1996; McMichael et al, 1996;). It is also associated with several complications such as severe anaemia (especially in children and pregnant women) and cerebral malaria. Low birth weight caused by malaria is responsible for about 6 per cent of the infant mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Change and Vulnerability and Adaptation
EditorsN. Leary, C. Conde, J. Kulkarni
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781315067179
ISBN (Print)9781849770804
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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