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This project supports multiple efforts to eliminate malaria and other interventions. Your mapping contribution will help prevent the suffering and loss of life this disease causes!
HOT and DigitalGlobe have teamed up to identify and map populated places in an area of interest covering over 500,000 square kilometers in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America to support the Clinton Health Access Initiative's malaria program.
As part of the Visualize No Malaria campaign, PATH, DigitalGlobe, Mapbox and HOT have joined forces to help map building structures in critical malaria catchment areas in Zambia’s Southern Province and support malaria elimination efforts in Zambia.
This project is to trace buildings in this region of Zambia. Please use the Imagery provided by DigitalGlobe's Maps API Premium Imagery (it should load automatically in the iD and JOSM editors). This imagery may be offset, see instructions for details.
The Visualize No Malaria team can use this information along with other geographical factors to predict the likely location and timing of malaria outbreaks. These predictive models help community health workers and the Ministry of Health to get resources where they are needed the most and contain malaria before it erupts.
The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.
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