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Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: Malaria Eliminations - Mobility and Connectivity Mapping (Years 1-4) - Dormant

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To support six countries in southern Africa, four in South-East Asia, and ten in Mesoamerica and Hispaniola to sustainably accelerate efforts towards elimination of malaria indigenous cases by providing direct technical and management support to governments on elimination planning, surveillance, and targeted attack and response activities.

Start date: 1/1/2015
End date: 31/12/2018

To support six countries in southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia), four in South-East Asia (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar), and ten in Mesoamerica and Hispaniola (Colombia, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Haiti) to sustainably accelerate efforts towards elimination of malaria indigenous cases by providing direct technical and management support to governments on elimination planning, surveillance, and targeted attack and response activities.

To support this objective, the University of Southampton will continue to gather population mobility datasets on internal and cross-border movement, including individual level travel history data in addition to mobile phone records, census migration data and surveys. These data will be integrated to ensure validation of different sources of mobility information, and to provide a comprehensive framework for further analysis. In addition, movement data will be integrated with information such as (i) satellite derived maps of settlements and population density to provide spatially-refined maps and analyses of travel patterns (ii) high resolution malaria incidence and prevalence maps to give indications of risk of infection acquisition for travelers at origins or destinations of travel; (iii) healthcare access maps; and (iv) analyses of parasite genotyping to assess the ability of travel history data to capture parasite mobility and connectivity within countries and across regions.

Related research groups

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)
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