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Institute for Life Sciences

Disease Ecology Meeting Event

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Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Date:
11 February 2015
Venue:
Room 1087 Building 44 Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Nicola Wardrop on 023 8059 4612 or email Nicola.Wardrop@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Revising surveillance systems for malaria elimination

The talk will focus on the work Chris carried out under the Clinton Health Access Initiative to support the Ministry of Health in Namibia to assess and redesign their malaria surveillance system in preparation for the push to elimination. Chris will review the work carried out to improve confirmed diagnosis, and how that subsequently helped improve surveillance data and risk mapping to give an accurate idea of where the Ministry can focus interventions. Chris hopes to use similar methodology to provide practical solutions in Laos, where he will focus his PhD work.

The disease ecology group meets every month in Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

These meetings are intended for staff and postgraduate students at the University of Southampton with an interest in disease ecology, spatial epidemiology and the types of spatial analysis and modelling methods that may be used in this field. There will also be a lot of relevance in some of our meetings for researchers in similar fields (e.g. species distribution modelling, health geography).

All are welcome to join us – it’s a great opportunity to get together and discuss on-going research, methods, conferences, publications and more in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Feel free to bring your lunch. Usually, the first half of the session will be a presentation, and the second half will be set aside for discussion.

Further details about this talk and other in the series can be found here.

Speaker information

Chris Lourenco,PhD student in Geography and Environment, whose research focuses on human mobility, malaria risk mapping and surveillance systems.

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