CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON HEALTH
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Over 150,000 deaths in 2000 were attributed to climatic changes experienced since the 1970s (WHO 2005). Warming and precipitation trends have been implicated in many increasing health concerns across Africa. Climatesensitive diseases such as malaria and diarrhea, as well as malnutrition accounted for more than 0.96 million deaths in Africa in 2002 (WHO 2005). The following sections outline some of the major effects climate change will have on the health and wellbeing of the Africa population.