As malaria and other tropical diseases continue their resurgence,
questions about the potential impacts of environmental and
demographic factors are becoming more critical. Recent attempts to
understand the increase in malaria incidence often acknowledge the
importance of social, economic and other contextual variables, but
fail to explicitly incorporate them into models or consider how
they evolve in relation to one another. This problem is of crucial
interest to the climate policy community, which has been buffeted
by claims and counter-claims concerning the impact of climate
change on malaria.
This important volume examines the contextual determinants of
malaria and attempts to develop methods for incorporating them into
projections of future incidence. Internationally renowned health
specialists, economists, and other social scientists provide
regional and global perspectives on risk modeling, the history of
eradication efforts, current determinants (including environmental,
social, and economic factors), and prospects for new vaccines and
The Contextual Determinants of Malaria argues that an
association of climate change with increased malaria incidence will
have at least as much to do with aging, poverty, urbanization, and
population movement as with a rise in global temperatures. By
placing climate in this perspective, The Contextual Determinants of
Malaria focuses attention on the public health needs most critical
in both the immediate and long-term future. It encourages
multidisciplinary analysis of malaria control, and improves our
understanding of the interactions of the diverse range of factors
involved in the incidence and spread of the disease.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!