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Effect of Meteorological Factors on Clinical Malaria Risk Among Children

An Assessment Using Village-based Meteorological Stations and Community-based Parasitological Survey

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Temperature, rainfall and humidity have been widely associated with the dynamics of malaria vector population and, therefore, with spread of the disease. However, at the local scale, there is a lack of a systematic quantification of the effect of these factors on malaria transmission. Further, most attempts to quantify this effect are based on proxy meteorological data acquired from satellites or interpolated from a different scale. This has led to controversies about the contribution of climate change to malaria transmission risk among others. ICF International's study addresses the original question of relating meteorological factors measured at the local scale with malaria infection, using data collected at the same time and scale.


Authored By

  • Yazoume Ye

    Senior Infectious Diseases SpecialistICF International

    Yazoume Yé has extensive experience in demographic surveillance systems as well as in survey design and implementation. He has an extensive record of publications in renowned peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences, mostly in malaria and other public health issues. His research interests include malaria epidemiology and impact evaluation of national-scale malaria control interventions and impact of climate change on health. Dr. Yazoume Yé leads the MEASURE Evaluation malaria portfolio and is involved in the multi-agency impact evaluation of malaria control effort initiated by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. He is also a deputy director in the Independent Evaluation of the Affordable Medicines Facility—malaria (AMFm).

    Dr. Yé has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Public Health and a master's degree in Community Health and Health Management from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany. He also has a Diploma (Certificat de Maitrise) and a bachelor's degree in Geography from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

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Published: May 17, 2010
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