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El Niño conditions were formally declared by all major climate forecasting centers in May 2015. The latest forecasts (October 2015) suggest this event will be strong, even comparable with the 1997-1998 event, with predicted higher than normal temperatures around the tropical belt and an increased chance of high rainfall in East Africa during the forthcoming short rains (October- December). The 1997-1988 event was associated with widespread and devastating malaria epidemics across the region including north-eastern Kenya (Brown, 2008). Understanding and monitoring the emerging climatic conditions offers an opportunity to improve regional, national and sub-national health
system preparedness that can better prevent and manage malaria outbreaks associated with El Niño.


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