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. Read More

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 Read More

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. Read More

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 Read More