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Climate Change and the Global Malaria Recession

Climate Change and the Global Malaria Recession

The Question

How will climate change impact malaria?

What we found

Claims that rising temperatures are linked to increased malaria transmission are at odds with the evidence.  The impact of continued temperature rise on malaria endemicity must be measured against available interventions to reduce malaria mortality and morbidity.

Why it matters

Approximately 2.37 billion people worldwide are at risk of contracting malaria.  Proper use of evidence in malaria modeling will result in more effective interventions.