How climate change influences the spread of disease

  • 12.11.2022
  • Conversation

Climate change has led to extreme weather events such as floods and drought. These events have become more frequent and more severe. Natural disasters associated with climate change have a devastating effect on people’s lives, destroying homes, roads and others key infrastructure.

They also put people at risk of injury and death, and alter the prevalence and distribution of illnesses and infectious diseases.

Over the years, health and climate researchers have written important articles for The Conversation Africa highlighting the links between climate change and diseases in people. Many have also proposed solutions. We’ve pulled together four essential reads.