PALUSAT project is a initiative of the French Spatial Agency and Military Medical Service. Main objective is to set up a operational predicting spatial and temporal tool for malaria riks using remote sensing information.
Remote sensing techniques provide a great amount of climatic and environmental information . Remotely sensed data have been used in numerous studies to map the extrinsic factors of malaria, as the determinants or proxies of the vector-borne diseases distribution. Control and prevention of malaria benefit from the setup of operational systems issued from those works, especially in low income countries.(read more...)
This project was initiated by the French National Space Agency (CNES) and the department of health of the French armies (IMTSSA).
It’s composed of :
PALUSAT projectis an initiative of the French Spatial Agency and the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute. Main objective is to set up an operational predicting spatial and temporal tool for malaria risk using remote sensing information.
The number of malaria cases, the exposed population and the spatial and temporal distribution of the disease are driven by 2 different types of factors : intrinsic and extrinsic. The intrinsic factors relate to the (...)