Can dams increase the risk of malaria?

Dams are important drivers of economic growth in Africa, but their construction has not been free of controversy.

By comparing the difference in the number of cases for communities further away, the researchers from the CGIAR program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and the International Water Management Institute stipulate that at least 1.1 million cases of malaria annually can be directly linked to the presence of dams.

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