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Country Initiatives Details

Adaptation to Social, Environmental and Climate Change Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases in Africa

Canada’s Total Contribution: $7,500,000

Targeted Countries: Botswana Côte d'Ivoire Kenya Mauritania South Africa Tanzania Zimbabwe

Funding Period: 2011/2012

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Description

Canada provided $7.5 million to the International Development Research Centre's (IDRC) Ecosystems and Human Health Program to support health vulnerabilities reduction and increased resilience against vector-borne disease risks under climate change conditions in Africa. The initiative used a multi-pronged approach to explore how to improve disease control strategies and tools, and increase the capacity to generate, interpret, and use new knowledge to inform policies and practices.

Results/Expected Outcomes

Canada’s contribution to this project supported research to assist African countries in developing adaptation policies and disease control programs to anticipate, prevent, and reduce vector-borne disease risks. The initiative is expected to train African researchers to build national capacity to deal with climate change and related public health threats.

Five research projects have been selected for funding under this initiative. These projects worked to:
  • assess the impact of social and environmental determinants and climate change on malaria and schistosomiasis in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe
  • develop/improve appropriate tools and coping strategies to the aggravating effects of climate change on the transmission of vector-borne diseases, especially malaria and schistosomiasis diseases in the towns of Korhogo (Côte d'Ivoire) and Kaédides (Mauritania)
  • look at the impact of expanding agricultural development, climate change, and tsetse fly distribution while focusing on marginalised people in remote areas
  • address the potential effect of climate change on diseases such as malaria and Rift Valley Fever in Kenya
  • look into climate and land use changes effects on the Maasai population.
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