Projecting the impacts of climate change on malaria transmission in Africa: Field observations and disease transmission modelling

There are more than 200 million malaria cases every year. As climate change affects the delicate balance of human and mosquito populations in places such as Africa, that number could be affected-potentially for the worse. During the course of the last two decades, a research group led by Professor Elfatih Eltahir, the co-director of the Jameel Observatory | CREWSnet at MIT, developed and tested one of the most sophisticated numerical models of malaria transmission: Hydrology, Entomology, and Malaria Transmission Simulator (HYDREMATS). This book details the use of HYDREMATS to answer the question about the impact of climate change on malaria.

Elfatih Eltahir