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Spatial distribution of Malaria indicator in Tanzania

Author(s): Mugambi, Benedict C.

Date: 2012

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Malaria Epidemic; Spatial Distribution; Spatial Overlay


Malaria is a serious health threat in the World, mostly in Africa, where it has been estimated that 90% of the world's cases occur (WHO, 2008). In Tanzania, close to 93% of the 34.4 million inhabitants are at risk of contracting the disease (PMI, 2005). According to (Tanzania-Ministry of Health, 2008) the number of morbidity and mortality among outpatient and inpatient admissions accounts for up to 40 percent. The aim of this work is to generate useful spatial information to support decision making concerning malaria control and monitoring in Tanzania. Several multi-scale maps and graphics showing the most affected areas and associated indicators which are favorable to mosquito densities through analyzed data are shown, and suggestions focused on that analysis are given. The results have shown that the households with bed nets for sleeping, those who are spraying against malaria and those who are using insecticide mosquito bed nets are at low risk of contracting malaria disease.

Dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Mateu Mahiques, Jorge; Cabral, Pedro da Costa Brito; Pebesma, Edzer
Contributor(s) Mugambi, Benedict C.
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