Preliminary results and publications

By bringing together scientists from different disciplines, including those involved with public health and animal health, the Health Impacts work package will contribute to a better understanding of linkages and mechanisms between disease transmission, disease diffusion, epidemics, and climate/environment variability and changes. It will start to lay down the foundation for the development of early warning systems to assist with epidemic reduction/prevention.

By bringing together scientists from different disciplines, including those involved with public health and animal health, the Health Impacts work package of the AMMA health project, will contribute to a better understanding of linkages and mechanisms between disease transmission, disease diffusion, epidemics, and climate/environment variability and changes. It will start to lay down the foundation for the development of early warning systems to assist with epidemic reduction/prevention.

Each field study needs to have its strategy on the number of collection points, what is being collected, how often these data are being collected and the analyses that are being carried out. Researchers also need to give some reflection on to what extent the set up is a compromise and if any changes would be made in future campaigns. All field experiments are a compromise – that is expected – but some insight to how any compromises impacted on the study will help in the design of future studies. We must remember other regions in Africa are looking to set up their own regional AMMA type experiments and are already asking for knowledge transfer in terms of best practise to come out of AMMA. This is a milestone where we can do something for this cause.

  • Hydrological Data in senegal

    At the beginning of the rainy season 2007 (exactly 23th june, 2007), we proceeded to the pond’s instrumentation in AMMA Barkedji site.
    This task has been done jointly by CSE and UCAD. Tree sentinel pond was selected
    (see photos 1, 2 and 3)
    and we have installed OTT staff gages with these technical specifications for one sheet steel (table 1).
    Light design of 2 mm thick sheet steel, white enamelled, with black graduation (in cm) and black numbering. Characteristics related to staff (...)