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Local Scale Prediction of Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria Transmission in an Endemic Region using Temperature and Rainfall

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To support malaria control strategies, prior knowledge of disease risk is necessary. Developing a model to explain the transmission of malaria, in endemic and epidemic regions, is of high priority in developing health system interventions. ICF International develops, fit and validate a non-spatial dynamic model driven by meteorological conditions that can capture seasonal malaria transmission dynamics at the village level in a malaria holoendemic area of north-western Burkina Faso.

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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