Malaria and large dams in sub-Saharan Africa: future impacts in a changing climate

In the absence of changes in other factors that affect transmission, the impact of dams on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa will be significantly exacerbated by climate change and increases in population. Areas without malaria transmission at present may be worst affected, transitioning to regions of unstable transmission. Modifying conventional water management frameworks to improve malaria control, holds the potential to mitigate some of this increase and should be more actively implemented.

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