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NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

10.9.2019

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

YANGON: NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in ...

The goal of worldwide malaria eradication within a generation, by 2050, is"bold but attainable", a report released this week in The Lancet argued.

Malaria cases and deaths plummeted by more than 90 per cent in Myanmar between 2010 and 2017, World Health Organization (WHO) figures show, a success largely credited to better rural health services and wider use of treated bednets.

To counter this threat, NASA is deploying"cutting edge" spatial technology to tackle malaria outbreaks before they happen, scientist Tatiana Loboda told AFP.

She is applying her expertise in geo-spatial and risk modelling - coupled with a background in predicting wildfire outbreaks in the US - to identify potential hotspots so medicines and health workers can be mobilised in advance.

The satellites provide meteorological data, including land surface temperatures, atmospheric water content and information about land cover, including forest, shrubland, settlements or water.

One unproven theory is that these areas - often dotted with logging sites, mines and plantations - are host to a disproportionate number of migrant or seasonal workers, bringing with them new strains of the parasite.

"We're not allowed to ask where they go," Loboda told AFP in Yangon, describing it as"like working blindfolded".

Read more: CNA

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