After 10 years, what Jonathan sees now is the Pacific region facing issues with global implications. Issues such as climate change are already having an impact on the small and vulnerable Pacific Island states.
“Climate change will have an impact on health and wellbeing in the Pacific as mosquito populations and the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses change, placing new demands on education, healthcare and social assistance,” he says.
During his time in the Pacific, Jonathan has seen the devastating impacts of mosquito-borne diseases, like dengue, Zika and chikungunya, so he’s interested in the novel approach taken by the the World Mosquito Program.
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