Vivek Kumar

Working Title: "Spatio-temporal assessment and mapping of health risk due to climatic and non-climatic factors in Ahmedabad, India"

Research Countries: India

Research Themes: Remote Sensing, GIS, Vector-Borne Disease, Climate Change

Funded by DAAD


Mosquitoes can transmit a number of diseases in human. Malaria and dengue are perhaps the most well documented and highly researched vector borne diseases that infect millions of people every year. Several factors that include climatic (temperature, precipitation, humidity), environmental (open water bodies, distance to water bodies and road, housing conditions) and socioeconomic conditions (education, income, disease awareness) have an influence on the occurrence and spread of the disease outbreak. The interaction of all such factors (climatic and non climatic) with the spatial distribution of vector borne disease (malaria and dengue) both in current and future changing scenario is important to investigate for the mapping of hot spot areas at risk for disease outbreaks that will be used by the decision makers for targeted and timely interventions. The overall objective of this research is to develop a spatial composite health risk map for Malaria and Dengue in Ahmedabad, India. Remote sensing data along with several other data, such as socio-economic, environmental and climatic data will be used. Multi criteria analysis will be performed that will lead to the identification and visualisation of hot spot areas at risk on the map.



Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister (ZEF)


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