Africa Faces Up to Rising Climate-Related Health Emergencies

Climate change is already having adverse effects on human health in Africa in many ways. It is worsening malnutrition, and is estimated to account for half of the 12,000 and 19,000 heat-related child deaths per year in Africa between 2011 and 2022. Projections see increased poor air quality, polluted drinking water, and the expansion of the range of infectious disease pathogens and vectors. How can the worst be averted, and which are the ingenious interventions that hold up hope?