Paluclim

Production of risk maps based on satellite imagery provides a new component to tele-epidemiology. In Sudano-Sahelian Burkina Faso (Nouna area), transmission of malaria is endemic and perpetual, but with seasonal fluctuations. There is a delayed correlation of malaria with the rains. But there are no studies of the spatial distribution and temporal risk.

Paluclim Project proposes to study the impact of climate variability (from the seasonal down to low frequencies, including trends and climate change) on rainfall and temperature, and therefore the prediction risk of malaria. See preliminary results in Climate impact on Malaria in northern Burkina Faso

This project is supported by the research program ’Management and Impacts of Climate Change’ or ‘Gestion et Impacts du Changement Climatique’ (GICC) managed by the former French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE).