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Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases Conference

Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases Conference

Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases Conference

This event to be hosted in Rwanda in November 2014 is organised by the HEALTHY FUTURES project, a research partnership that is developing a mapping system to better track malaria, Rift Valley fever, and schistosomiasis in East Africa. [Image credit: Flickr, Well Unwell]

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Date: November 18-20, 2014
Location / Venue: Kigali / Nobleza Hotel
Country: Rwanda

This conference takes place in a year when the 5th Assessment Report on the causes and impacts of climate change will be released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

It intends to bring together researchers at the cutting edge of efforts to understand relationships between climate change and vector-borne diseases, policy-makers, and health practitioners. 

Sessions and presentations at the conference will be situated within four themes:

  • environmental changes and vector-borne diseases 
  • statistical and dynamical disease modeling 
  • climate change related-risk analysis and vulnerability assessment 
  • adaptation to climate change-related health impacts

Those interested in presenting their research and/or chairing a session at the conference are requested to complete a participant form, available for download from the conference website, to be returned before the stated deadline via email to Theophile Niyonzima (, copied to David Taylor (


The conference is to be hosted by participants in the HEALTHY FUTURES project. HEALTHY FUTURES has received funding from the European Commission, through the Environment and Health component of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme. 

The principal organisors of this international conference are four institutions located in Africa, Asia, and Europe:

  • University of Rwanda
  • National University of Singapore  
  • Trinity College
  • University of Dublin

Watch a short film about HEALTHY FUTURES or download the project's English or KiSwahili brochure.



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