EEOS Malaria = Epidemiology Earth Observation Services – Malaria, is a project aiming at identifying the characteristics of a mapping service of malaria risk in urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa (region extending from Senegal to Djibouti).
EEOS-Malaria is build upon 2 city cases : Dakar (Senegal) and N’Djamena (Chad).
The construction process of the risk maps is initiated and validated on Dakar site, based on the impressive database of field and remotely-sensed data collected by IRBA and the Laboratory of Aerologie. The transferability of the method is tested on N’Djamena.
IRBA and Armed Forces Staff are the target users of the developed services.
In Dakar, previous results showed that remotely sensed environmental and meteorological data were successfully used to draw high resolution Anopheles larval and adult risk maps in Dakar. The results first showed that high spatial resolution SPOT (Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre) satellite images provided some indicators related to the presence of water in the city. Second, some remotely sensed environmental factors as well as ground and satellite meteorological information, were (...)(read more...)
The partnership for this innovative project is composed of 5 teams :
2 consulting companies specialized in satellite data processing :
1 malaria epidemiology research unit from the French Army Health Service,
2 entities specialized in tele-epidemiology :
Laboratory of Aerology of the Midi-Pyrenees Observatory
CNES Application and Valorization service.
The two consulting companies SIRS and SERTIT have a long history of collaboration with CNES. Both have been, and (...)
With 35% of the world’s population exposed, more than 200 million of cases and about one million of deaths each year - occurring mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa - malaria is a major public health problem. It is also a major cause of poverty and a heavy problem for economic and human development. Urbanization, currently increasing so fast that near 60% of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030 and in 2040, half of the Africa’s population will live in urban settings.
Many studies have (...)