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Global consumption and international trade in deforestation-associated commodities could influence malaria risk

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Chaves, Leonardo Suveges Moreira [1, 2] ; Fry, Jacob [2] ; Malik, Arunima [2, 3] ; Geschke, Arne [2] ; Sallum, Maria Anice Mureb [1] ; Lenzen, Manfred [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Saude Publ, Dept Epidemiol, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sydney, ISA, Sch Phys A28, Sydney, NSW 2006 - Australia
[3] Univ Sydney, Business Sch, Discipline Accounting, Sydney, NSW 2006 - Australia
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS; v. 11, n. 1 MAR 9 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Deforestation can increase the transmission of malaria. Here, we build upon the existing link between malaria risk and deforestation by investigating how the global demand for commodities that increase deforestation can also increase malaria risk. We use a database of trade relationships to link the consumption of deforestation-implicated commodities in developed countries to estimates of country-level malaria risk in developing countries. We estimate that about 20% of the malaria risk in deforestation hotspots is driven by the international trade of deforestation-implicated export commodities, such as timber, wood products, tobacco, cocoa, coffee and cotton. By linking malaria risk to final consumers of commodities, we contribute information to support demand-side policy measures to complement existing malaria control interventions, with co-benefits for reducing deforestation and forest disturbance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/26855-5 - Landscape as regulator of Culicidae diversity and dynamics of Anopheles vectors in rural settlements with malaria cases in the Brazilian Amazon
Grantee:Leonardo Suveges Moreira Chaves
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/26229-7 - Latitudinal landscape genomics and ecology of Anopheles darlingi
Grantee:Maria Anice Mureb Sallum
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants