The project entitled “Climate change impacts and Prevalence of vector borne diseases in Kerala” is carried out with the funding of Environment Department, Government of Kerala, which provides due attention to the recent climatic changes and the environmental issues and it would be a flagship in this area of research in Kerala. The main objectives of the Project are to study the prevalence of vector-borne diseases and its linkages to climatic parameters; to develop a database on vector borne diseases as part of health information system and an awareness creation on climate change related health impacts and its mitigation strategies.

This study explores the linkage between vector borne disease incidences and cases and the local weather parameters like temperature, relative humidity and rainfall for the past 10 years of Alappuzha, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala.