Ecosystem determinants of malaria risk in indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

Ecosystem determinants of malaria risk in indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon

Objectives

Malaria in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon is hypoendemic, posing a challenge to the study and control of disease transmission. The low number of cases and low density of vectors result in unstable transmission, which is characterized by sporadic outbreaks in remote communities with complex sociological problems due to immigration, conflict and lack of health services.

The objective of this study is to analyze the pattern of malaria transmission in this region using a multisystem ‘ecosystem’ approach that combined epidemiological, entomological and sociological data.

This study includes Anopheles sampling, clinical cross-sectional surveys & mapping with ArcGIS

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Key facts

  • Dates
    Oct 2008 to Jan 2011
    Funding amount
    $200,000
    Country
    • Ecuador

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology, Geospatial Analysis, Modelling
    Theme(s)
    Measurement of transmission, Vulnerable populations