Climate change engenders a better Early Warning System development across Sub-Saharan Africa: The malaria case

Ayansina Ayanlade, Consolato M. Sergi, Patrick Sakdapolrak, Oluwatoyin S. Ayanlade, Paola Di Carlo, Oyekanmi I. Babatimehin, Lemlem F. Weldemariam, Margaret O. Jegede

It is expected that diseases are likely to spread to newer areas, and high-income countries may experience some illnesses that may have been restricted to low or middle-income countries. In addition, following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the present study noted that climate change is likely to have many effects on the spatial and temporal distribution of malaria in many Sub-Saharan African countries. This study examines climate change effects on the geographical distribution of malaria occurrence and how extreme climatic events may perhaps be determining factors in the range of vectors for human diseases in SSA in the nearest future. Here, the study appraisals the symbiotic connection of (1) malaria transmission and association with the changes in temperature, rainfall, and humidity as well as their extremes in SSA and (2) the relationship between climate and malaria with the role of climate change in determining upsurge in malaria and meningitis occurrences in the SSA. The study concludes that major drivers of malaria occurrence are climatic elements such as precipitation and temperature. Therefore, we call for a better early Warning System on a proposed roadmap solution for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Department of Geography and Regional Research
External organisation(s)
University of Alberta, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Obafemi Awolowo University, Universität Wien
Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Publication date
Peer reviewed
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
507002 Population geography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Pollution, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Environmental Engineering
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13 - Climate Action, SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
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