The LAC region has experienced a surge in planetary health issues in recent years. This trend is projected to get worse because of humanity’s persistently destructive relationship with the environment.
Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, despite tremendous progress, continues to have a devastating impact on human health and livelihood throughout the world.
Haiti is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world: around 70 percent of the population is food insecure. Of the BHA target geographies, the Centre department experiences severe chronic food insecurity, while the North-East, South, and Grand’Anse departments experience moderate chronic food insecurity.
Mozambicans experience high rates of chronic food insecurity. Chronic malnutrition is most widespread in the northern provinces—including Zambezia—where populations experience high rates of chronic food insecurity, and less access to health services, water, sanitation, and education.
Rapid urbanization, population growth and economic development are projected to increase global waste by 70 percent over the next 30 years—from 2 billion metric tons to 3.40 billion metric tons annually.
This policy brief highlights key findings from ATLAS’ technical report illustrating the changing risk profile of malaria transmission across sub-Saharan Africa and details recommendations and future opportunities to improve malaria programming.