A scientific model helps health officials deal with a deadly disease.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute has developed a scientific model that predicts a malaria outbreak much before it actually occurs. The model uses various parameters such as weather predictions and breeding mechanisms of mosquitoes and has been tested successfully in several regions of Africa. It helps health officials to make adequate preparations to deal with an incoming outbreak.

The project was partly funded by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa program and has been acknowledged by the United Nations as an effective tool to adapt to climate change.

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