Dramatic housing transformation in sub-Saharan Africa revealed for first time

Improved housing estimated to have doubled between 2000 and 2015 but nearly 50% of the urban population still living in slum conditions.

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Wellcome Trust Data Re-Use Prize: Malaria

Today sees the launch of the Wellcome Trust’s Data Re-Use Prize: Malaria, in collaboration with The Malaria Atlas Project. Submissions will take the form of a piece of code or analysis, plus a short narrative description of the work undertaken and how it meets the success criteria. The success criteria will include things like novelty, potential health impact, and robustness of methodology. The winning team or individual will get a cash prize of £15,000. Two runners-up will receive £5,000 each.

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2018 World Malaria Report is published using maps produced by the Malaria Atlas Project

The World Malaria Report is the World Health Organisation’s flagship malaria publication, released each year in December. It assesses global and regional malaria trends, highlights progress towards global targets, and describes opportunities and challenges in controlling and eliminating the disease. MAP produced estimates of insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) coverage for African countries using data from … Continued

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malariaAtlas R Package for Accessing Data

MAP has released a package to provide users of the R programming language with a convenient API to interact with our publicly-available data holdings.

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How long do rapid diagnostic tests remain positive after anti-malarial treatment?

Ursula Dalrymple’s new paper in Malaria Journal collates published studies on the persistence of RDT positivity post-treatment and fits a bespoke Bayesian survival model to estimate the number of days RDTs remain positive after treatment.

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Patterns of insecticide resistance in African mosquito malaria vectors

MAP is analysing resistance levels in some of the most important malaria vector species, looking for common patterns of resistance amongst different types of insecticides. The aim of this work is to provide results which can inform resistance management strategies.

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Bill Gates’ speech to the Malaria Summit in London

Bill Gates advocated for an undiminished commitment to the fight against malaria in a speech to the Commonwealth Heads of Government in April 2018.

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Accessibility to Cities

The Malaria Atlas Project has released a global map of accessibility to cities for the year 2015. This map shows the estimated travel time to the nearest city globally, and was created in collaboration with Google, the Joint Research Centre of the European Union, and the University of Twente.

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Quantifying the contribution of Plasmodium falciparum malaria to febrile illness amongst African children

Although the prevalence of fever amongst African children is around 30%, only 10% of these fevers (and 28% of malaria-positive fevers) are actually directly attributable to malaria infection due to the high prevalence of non-malarial febrile illnesses. Suspected malaria cases in Africa increasingly receive a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) before antimalarials are prescribed. While this … Continued

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New Interactive Malaria Data Tools Released

As part of its commitment to open-access data, MAP has now made it even easier to download a wealth of malariometric data and covariates from our website with the release of the Interactive Map Tool and the Country Profiles Tool.

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Explore global malaria data using our custom mapping tools

Interactive Map Tool

Display time aware raster and survey point data, including malaria incidence, endemicity, and mosquito distribution. Download data and run zonal statistics using our geometry sets, or your own Shapefiles.

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Country Profiles Tool

Access malariometric data on a country by country basis. Visualise the data in graph format, and download pre-clipped rasters or survey points for a specific country.


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Introducing MAP

Our mission is to generate new and innovative methods to map malaria, to produce a comprehensive range of maps and estimates that will support effective planning of malaria control at national and international scales

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WHO Collaborating Centre

The University of Oxford has received designation as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Geospatial Disease Modelling.

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Acknowledgements

We are thankful to many people and organizations for contributing data, towards Malaria Risk and Blood Disorders research gathering.

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Current Research Projects