PROJECTS

Modelling Spatial distribution of Invasive plant Parthenium hysterophorus

Fredrick Ojija Lecturer (Mbeya University of Science and technology - MUST) and PhD Scholar (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management) at the Nelson Mandela Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) The aim of the project is to model the potential spatial distribution of the Invasive plant PartheniumΒ  hysterophorus in and around the ...
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Community Environmental Sanitation Management for Control of Vector-Bonne Diseases

Project Summary By Victoria S. LORRY, National Institute of Medical Research, Tukuyu Medical Research Centre, Tukuyu, Tanzania Improved sustainable environmental sanitation management in the community is important as it has the direct impact on the quality of human health, survival, life and on national development at large. It minimizes risk ...
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Entomological Surveillance of Onchocerciasis Transmission

Surveillance of onchocerciasis transmission in vectors is paramount towards making decision when to stop Mass Drug Administration (MDA) during this NTD elimination strategy ...
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Prediction of Patterns Associated with Onchocerciasis Recrudescence

Abstract Onchocerciasis control relies on use of mass treatment with the microfilaricide ivermectin. Despite many years of community treatment, the disease recently has started to re-appear in areas including that had mass drug treatment in combination with vector control using larvicide application. Onchocerciasis is one of diseases with massive data ...
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Investigating use of ADS to identify temporal patterns associated with RVF epidemics

Abstract Background: Timely prediction of temporal RVF epidemics is limited by absence of time-series data as disease epidemics occur for a short period of time after every seven to fifteen years’ episodes. This necessitates the use of anomaly detection systems (ADS) that would detect unusual behaviour within simulated data as ...
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