Climate change and malaria: How UNICEF is supporting climate adaptation

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East Asia & Pacific

Climate change has affected the health of the people in Indonesia. Shifts in rainfall patterns have increased the mosquito population and increased malaria transmission in local communities. Watch this video to learn how this change has impacted children living in Sumba Island, Indonesia. There, half of the malaria cases are suffered by children. UNICEF is working on the ground in collaboration with the government to strengthen primary health care, including empowering communities to take environmental action to protect children’s health from the adverse impacts of climate change.