Tele epidemiology

Tele epidemiology is to study the interaction between environment, climate and health. As regards monitoring epidemics, merging health data with environmental and climatic data gathered on the ground or by observation satellites (data on water, air,vegetation and soil) can be used to identify the conditions likely to cause diseases to develop and to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in the spread of disease.

Using space-based techniques in this field is a major step forward in the battle to prevent diseases transmitted through water, the air or carriers (malaria,Rift Valley Fever,yellow fever, dengue…) which cause millions of deaths each year across the world. More details at Tele epidemiology at CNES

The ultimate aim of these projects is to set up early-warning systems to predict epidemics

Project - Diseases - Country
Adapt FVR RFV Senegal
AMMA Health RFV, Malaria
AMMA RVF Senegal RVF Senegal
EEOS Malaria
MATE Dengue Argentina
Paluclim Malaria Sahelian Country
Palusat Malaria Senegal
POLCA Sahelian Country
Vibrio Vibrios diseases Mediterranean region