Social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of Southern Africa – University of Copenhagen

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Social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of Southern Africa

A three-year research programme with activities in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Peter Furu is co-Principal Investigator together with two researchers at University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban (Prof Moses Chimbari, Prof Sam Mukaratirwa). Nine African PhD students and three Master students have been recruited to the project.

The overall programme aims to increase the understanding of the geo-spatial distribution particularly of malaria and schistosomiasis and the role of interacting socio-economic, environmental and climatic factors for disease transmission and manifestation. One of the important outputs of the programme will be stakeholder-driven adaptation strategies to increase population resilience to malaria and schistosomiasis in the region.