Despite climate change in East Africa incidences of malaria are decreasing.
In the past there has been considerable controversy on whether climate change was occurring in East Africa and how it affected incidences of malaria. No statistically significant trends could be found.
This research uses new statistical tests in conjunction with previously acquired data to find that significant trend.
“This research suggests that, while climate change is expected to have many serious impacts, other factors including medical interventions appear to be more important in determining the incidence of malaria,“ lead author Professor David Stern said.