Leptospirosis, Climate and Satellite-based Environmental Factors: A Temporal Modeling

Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease caused by the pathogenic Leptospira bacteria and is ubiquitously distributed in tropical and subtropical regions. Leptospirosis transmission driven by complex factors include climatic, environmental and local social conditions [1]. Each year, there are about 1 million cases of human leptospirosis reported globally and it causes approximately 60,000 people lost their lives due to infection [2].

June 18, 2019

Malaria risk assessment through Remote Sensing and MultiCriteria Evaluation in Madagascar

Malaria remains a major public health problem in Madagascar. Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is the adopted strategy for malaria control in the CHs and Fringe regions of Madagascar. Remotely sensed data analysis combined with Multi-Criteria Evaluation become crucial to target priority areas for intervention.


Madagascar is one of the low-income countries with limited resources. In order to minimize the cost of the fight against malaria, the main objective of this study is to identify the priority zone for Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).

January 25, 2018

Niche Modeling of Dengue Fever Using Remotely Sensed Environmental Factors and BRT

Dengue Fever (DF) is a vector-borne disease of the flavivirus family carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and one of the leading causes of illness and death in tropical regions of the world. Nearly 400 million people become infected each year, while roughly one-third of the world’s population live in areas of risk. Dengue fever has been endemic to Colombia since the late 1970s and is a serious health problem for the country with over 36 million people at risk.

January 25, 2018

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