The Creeping Health Crisis


As the weather gets warmer and wetter due to climate change, it is creating the perfect environment for mosquitoes to thrive. The insects are growing bigger and living longer, increasing their ability to pick up and spread potentially deadly diseases. According to the world health organisation the incidence of infections caused by these mosquito-borne illnesses, which thrive in tropical and subtropical climates, has grown dramatically in recent decades.

This story is another in a series of reporting I am doing, as a part of my work to tell more stories of the polycrisis in Africa and its impacts.