Production of risk maps based on satellite imagery provides a new component to tele-epidemiology.
In Sudano-Sahelian Burkina Faso (Nouna area), transmission of malaria is endemic and perpetual, but with seasonal fluctuations.
There is a delayed correlation of malaria with the rains. But there are no studies of the spatial distribution and temporal risk.

Paluclim Project proposes to study the impact of climate variability (from the seasonal down to low frequencies, including trends and climate change) on rainfall and temperature, and therefore the prediction risk of malaria.

This project is supported by the research program ’Management and Impacts of Climate Change’ or ‘Gestion et Impacts du Changement Climatique’ (GICC) managed by the former French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE).


  • Timetable

    This project will take 30 months and is composed of 6 tasks (T1 à T6) of variable duration.

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  • Space and Paluclim project

    In 2008, there were 247 million cases of malaria and nearly one million deaths – mostly among children living in Africa (WHO, 2010). Despite national and international efforts, malaria remains a major public health issue and the fight to control the disease is confronted by numerous hurdles.
    Study of space and time dynamics of malaria is necessary as a basis for making appropriate decision and prioritizing intervention including in areas where field data are rare and sanitary information (...)

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  • Who are the partners ?

    Various partners, in France, Germany , and Burkina are involved in the Paluclim project, supported by GICC program managed by the French Ministry of Ecology (MEDDTL).
    This partners are :
    In France :
    Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), the French Space Agency, Service "Applications et valorisation",
    GAME (Groupe d’étude de l’atmosphère météorologique) CNRS / Météo-France CNRM, Toulouse,
    Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées (IRBA) ; Marseille, France
    It’s the Military (...)

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  • What is Paluclim project ?

    Malaria is still the main public health problem in Africa and particularly in sub-Sahara area. In Nouna (Burkina Faso), transmission of malaria is endemic and perpetual, but with seasonal fluctuations.
    On West Africa, the results of coupled climate models (ocean-atmosphere) and using the scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), indicate potential for significant changes in the local physical environment. These changes would affect ecosystems, biology and ecology (...)

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