Tag: malaria

VOA News: The impact of large and small dams on malaria transmission in four basins in Africa

IWMI’s Jonathan Lautze discusses a new study that looks at the relative impact of small and large dams on malaria transmission in four river basins in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Volta, the Limpopo, the Omo-Turkana and the Zambezi.

Reconciling growth with nature’s gifts

Toward a decision-making framework for two of Africa’s transboundary basins.

Telegraph.co.uk: Good dam design can cut the number of cases of malaria in surrounding areas

Engineers need to rethink how to design and operate dams after research found that they create an additional 1.1 million cases of malaria every year.

Damned if you don’t!

Time for smart dam design and operation to combat malaria in Africa.

News.VideoNews.us: Dams increase risk of malaria infections in Kenya

The study conducted by researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) correlates malaria infections with the location of dams in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Inquisitr.com: These Man-Made Structures Lead To Millions Of Malaria Cases In Africa — What Now?

It claims that almost two-thirds of the dams in the region are located in areas that are prone to malaria.

CNN.com: 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.

ScienceDaily.com: African dams linked to over one million malaria cases annually

New study urges future dam projects to consider better disease control measures