Researchers test new model for predicting disease outbreak based on space data

Malaria in peripheral blood.Image: Ed Uthman/Flickr/CC-BY-2.0.

In May 2017, a team of scientists from West Virginia University used satellites to monitor temperatures, water storage,


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World Health Organization (WHO) in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has a total population of almost 16 million people, with an average of life expectancy at birth of 49 for male and 56 for female, a high rate of children deaths and a large burden of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis among others. WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.


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Burkinabe Directorate to Combat Malaria of the Ministry of Health (DML)

Given the burden of malaria in the country, Burkina Faso has implemented a national programme against malaria (in 1991, restructured in 1995) to reduce mortality and morbidity due to malaria. The Directorate for the Fight against Disease (MLD) is the anchoring structure of the NMCP at the central level. The programme is the coordination structure of the fight against malaria and it is responsible for: - Coordinate the fight against malaria - Promote operational research activities in the field of malaria - Ensuring regular supply of treated materials; - Establish treatment protocols. 


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