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From: IRI Data Library: enhancing accessibility of climate knowledge

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a. Malaria Early Warning System (MEWS) Map Room is utilized because where malaria is not adequately controlled, its distribution and seasonality are driven by various climate factors such as temperature, humidity and rainfall. By knowing when conditions are suitable for transmission of malaria, health officials are granted several weeks, sometimes months of warning to apply insecticides, stockpile medicines and alert hospitals. This figure shows the dekadal (10-day) precipitation map from the Monitoring the Environment section of the MEWS Map Room: other facets of MEWS are displayed in the pull-down menu (visible): other MEWS sections focus on Vulnerability, Seasonal Climate Forecast, and Observed Malaria Morbidity. b. MEWS Dekadal Precipitation with time series selected.

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