Climate change, malaria and neglected tropical diseases : a scoping review

Klepac, Petra and Hsieh, Jennifer L and Ducker, Camilla L and Assoum, Mohamad and Booth, Mark and Byrne, Isabel and Dodson, Sarity and Martin, Diana L and Turner, C Michael R and van Daalen, Kim R and Abela, Bernadette and Akamboe, Jennifer and Alves, Fabiana and Brooker, Simon J and Ciceri-Reynolds, Karen and Cole, Jeremy and Desjardins, Aidan and Drakeley, Chris and Ediriweera, Dileepa S and Ferguson, Neil M and Gabrielli, Albis Francesco and Gahir, Joshua and Jain, Saurabh and John, Mbaraka R and Juma, Elizabeth and Kanayson, Priya and Deribe, Kebede and King, Jonathan D and Kipingu, Andrea M and Kiware, Samson and Kolaczinski, Jan and Kulei, Winnie J and Laizer, Tajiri L and Lal, Vivek and Lowe, Rachel and Maige, Janice S and Mayer, Sam and McIver, Lachlan and Mosser, Jonathan F and Nicholls, Ruben Santiago and Nunes-Alves, Cláudio and Panjwani, Junaid and Parameswaran, Nishanth and Polson, Karen and Radoykova, Hale-Seda and Ramani, Aditya and Reimer, Lisa J and Reynolds, Zachary M and Ribeiro, Isabela and Robb, Alastair and Sanikullah, Kazim Hizbullah and Smith, David R M and Shirima, GloriaSalome G and Shott, Joseph P and Tidman, Rachel and Tribe, Louisa and Turner, Jaspreet and Vaz Nery, Susana and Velayudhan, Raman and Warusavithana, Supriya and Wheeler, Holly S and Yajima, Aya and Abdilleh, Ahmed Robleh and Hounkpatin, Benjamin and Wangmo, Dechen and Whitty, Christopher J M and Campbell-Lendrum, Diarmid and Hollingsworth, T Déirdre and Solomon, Anthony W and Fall, Ibrahima Socé (2024) Climate change, malaria and neglected tropical diseases : a scoping review. Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. ISSN 0035-9203

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To explore the effects of climate change on malaria and 20 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and potential effect amelioration through mitigation and adaptation, we searched for papers published from January 2010 to October 2023. We descriptively synthesised extracted data. We analysed numbers of papers meeting our inclusion criteria by country and national disease burden, healthcare access and quality index (HAQI), as well as by climate vulnerability score. From 42 693 retrieved records, 1543 full-text papers were assessed. Of 511 papers meeting the inclusion criteria, 185 studied malaria, 181 dengue and chikungunya and 53 leishmaniasis; other NTDs were relatively understudied. Mitigation was considered in 174 papers (34%) and adaption strategies in 24 (5%). Amplitude and direction of effects of climate change on malaria and NTDs are likely to vary by disease and location, be non-linear and evolve over time. Available analyses do not allow confident prediction of the overall global impact of climate change on these diseases. For dengue and chikungunya and the group of non-vector-borne NTDs, the literature privileged consideration of current low-burden countries with a high HAQI. No leishmaniasis papers considered outcomes in East Africa. Comprehensive, collaborative and standardised modelling efforts are needed to better understand how climate change will directly and indirectly affect malaria and NTDs.

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Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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