As Fazila navigates her own crisis, she also protects her community. In 2022, Fazila, a 25-year-old midwife, started working in a mobile health unit set up by Indus Hospital and Health Network after losing her home and all her possessions in unprecedented floods in Pakistan’s Sindh province in 2022. With support from the Global Fund, the mobile clinics continue to provide essential medical care to communities still recovering from last summer’s climate change-induced emergency.
Fazila tested and treated people for malaria, as cases began to increase rapidly with rising floodwaters, the preferred breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that spread the disease. The Global Fund is working with governments and partners to fight malaria and is calling for further investment to protect people from the deadly, immediate health consequences of global warming.