As Fazila navigates her way through her own crisis, she is also protecting her community. After losing her home and all her belongings in the unprecedented floods in Sindh province, Pakistan, in 2022, Fazila, a 25-year-old midwife, began working in mobile health units set up by the Indus Hospital and Health Network. With support from the Global Fund, these mobile clinics continue to bring essential health services to communities that have yet to recover from last summer’s climate change-fueled emergency.
Fazila tests and treats people for malaria, as cases started to rapidly increase with the rising flood waters, the preferred breeding ground for mosquitos that transmit the disease. The Global Fund is working with governments and partners to fight back malaria and appeals for further investments to protect people from the deadly, real-time health consequences of a warming planet.