A mosquito bite. Photo: Courtesy of IVAC Blog.

A mosquito bite. Photo: Courtesy of IVAC Blog.

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has acknowledged the new pilot malaria monitoring and early warning system called MalaClim that allows the early detection of Malaria.

Established in September last year, the system was developed as part of a partnership between the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service (SIMs), the National Vector-Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) and the Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific – an Australian Bureau of Meteorology program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Met Service Deputy Director Lloyd Tahani acknowledged the establishment of the new system that will allow Solomon Islanders a greater chance to prepare and act before Malaria cases occur.

“We are happy that this is made possible because it is only then we can be able to forecast malaria cases now than before

Meanwhile, the Met Office has issued a warning predicting Honiara, North Guadalcanal, and Central Province would experience more malaria cases over the coming months from El Niño-like conditions.

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