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USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: Climate Change and Health in Mozambique - Impacts and Responses by Fernanda Zermoglio

September 21, 2017

Owing to its location, demographics and geography, Mozambique is particularly vulnerable to negative outcomes on health resulting from changes in climate. Malaria is already widespread and poor water supply and sanitation infrastructure lead to frequent contamination of water resources during floods.

Over the past few years, the USAID-funded Climate Change Adaptation, Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) project has been examining the relationship between temperature and rainfall trends and diarrheal disease and malaria rates in Mozambique. Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation Specialist Fernanda Zermoglio provided the latest research and findings from this work, as well as what is being done to strengthen Mozambique's health system preparedness and response.