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News via MESA: Cross-sectional surveys needed for P. vivax endemicity map update

December 11, 2014 - 19:00 -- MESA Alliance

In early 2015, the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) team will update the global P. vivax endemicity map (see 2010 map here) and use this to generate global estimates of clinical cases. The maps and case estimates have widespread policy and advocacy use, so it is important to make these as robust and up-to-date as possible.

We invite you to collaborate with the MAP team to ensure that the map is fully comprehensive by sharing any parasite rate surveys you have.

Data needed from cross-sectional surveys:

  • Number tested & positive
  • Study site name & location
  • Study dates by month & year
  • Age-range studied
  • Diagnostic method(s) used
  • Equivalent data for P. falciparum and G6PD deficiency are also needed.

To see whether your surveys are already incorporated into the MAP database, please check the Data Explorer. Please note that all data will be kept confidential unless you grant explicit permission for public release through the MAP website, and all data contributions will be acknowledged here.

Please contact Katherine Battle (katherine.battle@zoo.ox.ac.uk) or Dr Rosalind Howes (rosalind.howes@zoo.ox.ac.uk) for further information and to share datasets.

The deadline for contributing surveys to the P. vivax map update is 27th February 2015.