Part 4: Malaria in the highlands of Ngara

Parts of the #Ngara district are located above 1,800 meters above sea level 🏔 - and there is a strong connection with #malaria. Because #mosquitoes 🦟 that transmit malaria like to live in warm ☀️ and humid climate. Due to the altitude, however, the climate in Ngara is often cool ⛅️ which is why there are actually relatively fewer cases of malaria there.

But for years there have been signs that the altitude threshold for malaria is shifting upwards the mountain. What's the reason for that? Well, of course, because of one of the biggest changes in current times - climate change 🌍. It's getting warmer in Ngara, too 🌤 and that means opening up new habitats for mosquitoes. Unfortunately, this means that the risk of malaria infection is likely to increase ⚠️🩺.

It is therefore getting more and more important that people who have been rather rarely confronted with malaria are aware of this change 🙋 🙋. Thus, extensive education work about malaria are standard during doctor visits (and treatment, of course) at our clinic. Prevention will likely become even more important in the future! ⛔️

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