Is climate change shifting Botswana’s malaria map?
Globally, over 600 000 people still die of malaria every year, most of them children. The World Health Organisation Africa Region, with an estimated 234 million cases in 2021, accounted for about 95% of global cases in 2022. Climate change could make it worse. Rising heat levels are slowly causing the malaria belt to expand southwards into the SADC region. Are there eradication and elimination plans in place to counter this looking threat?
March 3, 2023