Monday, May 23, 2011

„Healthy futures“ in Africa - New Research Project

In a new EC FP7 research project the Centre for Geoinformatics will work together with health, environment, socio-economic, and disease modelling experts on a project that will study the impact and concern of climatic and environmental changes on health in Africa.

HEALTHY FUTURES aims to respond to this concern through construction of a disease risk mapping system for three water-related, high-impact vector-borne diseases (malaria, Rift Valley fever and schistosomiasis) in Africa, taking into account environmental/climatic trends and changes in socio-economic conditions to predict future risk.

Z_GIS will be involved in the risk/vulnerability modelling, development of land use and socio-economic scenarios, adaptation tools, stakeholder dialogue and will work together with its partner organisation CIG-NUR in Rwanda.

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