“By working within the Foundations for Innovation program and the Advisory Committee for Research Ethics, I had the unique opportunity to bridge the two areas,” says 2017 IDRC Research Award Recipient Matchteld van den Berg.
Journal articlesMALARIA FORECASTING TECHNIQUES CLIMATE SENSITIVE DISEASES EPIDEMIOLOGY MATHEMATICAL MODELS ECOSYSTEMS DISEASE VECTORS
Development and validation of climate and ecosystem-based early malaria epidemic prediction models in East Africa
Process-based models were constructed for computing the risk of malaria epidemic using temperature and rainfall data. The model has a lead-time of two to four months between detection of the epidemic signal and evolution of the epidemic.Published dateThursday, January 2, 2014 - 05:00
In the highlands of East Africa, epidemic malaria is an emerging climate-related hazard that urgently needs addressing. Malaria incidence increased by 337% during the 1987 epidemic in Rwanda.