Environmental climate change impact
TDR is investigating the effects of environmental and climate change on major vectors and vector-borne diseases. The long-term aim is to develop strategies for reducing vulnerability and increasing the resilience of populations at risk. As a first step, in collaboration with the Climate and Health Working Group of Ethiopia, Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), IDRC-Canada, and WHO’s Protection of the Human Environment department and its African regional office, experts and key regional stakeholders are coming together to assess and, through consensus, prioritize research and capacity building needs on public health adaptation and resilience to social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in Africa. This work supports the WHO African Regional Committee for Africa's Framework for Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in the Africa Region.
- Visit the full website on this research and learn more about each project
- Climate change grantees announced
- 2014 update on changing climate research
- More on environment and infectious diseases
Holistic research reducing vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue and Zika
More than 30 research projects are currently being funded, with about 100 students getting their Masters and PhD degrees as part of this work. One of our major projects has been studying how to help vulnerable African communities increase their resilience to diseases like malaria and sleeping sickness.