Fighting malaria using GIS and remote sensing

Malaria is a disease which continues to burden large regions of the globe, killing millions and hindering economic development. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which rely on water bodies to breed and lay eggs. By understanding the relationship between the hydrology of the landscape and availability of aquatic malaria habitats researchers at Aberystwyth University have developed novel techniques to map malaria habitats using GIS, hydrological modelling and remote sensing, which can be used to target interventions to help eliminate the disease.

Contact: Andrew Hardy
Location: Tanzania