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Tomnod Teams up with UC San Francisco

July 22, 2015 - 20:53 -- William Shaw

Tomnod has teamed up with the University of California San Francisco's Malaria Elimination Initiative to develop a population map of Swaziland to assist in planning and implementing malaria elimination activities.

Tomnod uses DigitalGlobe satellite imagery to engage online volunteers to scan small portions of a large area. The volunteers scan the imagery and mark locations of interest to that particular survey. In this case the survey is looking for villages across Swaziland. When buildings are spotted by a volunteer in a polygon, that polygon is marked.

Open Access | Pyrethroid resistance in southern African Anopheles funestus extends to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi

January 3, 2011 - 14:29 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Hunt RH, Edwardes M, Coetzee M
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:122 (31 December 2010)

A mosquito survey was carried out on the island of Likoma in Lake Malawi with a view to collecting baseline data to determine the feasibility of implementing an integrated malaria vector control programme.

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