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Comparative analysis of vector born deseases in south east asia

Addressing Climate Change and Vector-Borne Diseases in Southeast Asia 




Climate change poses a growing threat to public health, particularly in Southeast Asian countries, where the impacts are profound. Rising temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and increased humidity create favorable conditions for the spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, and Zika.



 Vietnam:


A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a 46% increase in dengue cases between 2015 and 2019.



Thailand:


Rising temperatures have expanded the geographical range of malaria, with reported cases reaching 15,000 annually (source: Ministry of Public Health, Thailand).



Indonesia:


Dengue remains a major concern, with over 98,000 reported cases in 2023, as per the Indonesian Ministry of Health.



 Impact of Climate Change:


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports a 1.5°C increase in global temperatures by 2030, intensifying the transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases in the region.



 Adaptation Strategies:Enhancing surveillance systems to detect early signs of outbreaks.Implementing sustainable urban planning to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.Strengthening healthcare infrastructure to manage increased disease burdens. 



Let's unite to raise awareness, advocate for sustainable policies, and work collaboratively to build resilience in the face of these interconnected challenges. Together, we can create a healthier and more sustainable future for Southeast Asia! 



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