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Research Paper published on mapping Malaria epidemic using Geospatial tools


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Mr. Firoz Ahmad and Dr. Laxmi Goparaju of VENF and Dr. Abdul Qayum of Environment Department, Arunachal Pradesh have authored a research paper titled 'Studying Malaria Epidemic for Vulnerability Zones: Multi-Criteria Approach of Geospatial Tools' in Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection. The open access article can be accessed on the journal's website here. An excerpt from the abstract and the full paper is also reproduced below:

Despite serious interventions worldwide, malaria remains a significant cause of global morbidity and mortality. Malaria endemic zones are predominant in the poorest tropical regions of the world, especially in continental Africa and South-Asia. Major Indian population reside in malaria endemic zones which are tribal dominated and inaccessible. Lack of suitable data, reporting and medical facilities in malaria vulnerable regions handicaps the decision makers in taking adequate steps. Natural resources were mapped to establish their possible linkage with malaria incidence and to delineate malaria hotspots using geo-spatial tools.

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