Fighting malaria with drones

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Type Media contribution
Period28 Nov 2017 → 15 Jan 2019

Media contributions

TitlePasha 2: Fighting malaria with drones
DescriptionZanzibar, which lies off Tanzania’s east coast, has been fighting a well documented battle against malaria. The island has seen some genuine successes. Bed nets and insecticides have played a major role in slowing the spread of the disease and there’s been a marked drop in prevalence in parts of the country.

In this episode of Pasha, Nontobeko Mtshali finds out more from Andy Hardy on the latest method adopted to fight malaria in Zanzibar. Andy, who is a lecturer in remote sensing, explains how drones are being used to identify water bodies where mosquitoes breed and what are the next steps.
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeRadio
Date15 Jan 2019
URLhttps://theconversation.com/pasha-2-fighting-malaria-with-drones-109526
TitleDrones gathering spatial intelligence for malaria elimination
DescriptionHis talk explores both the human cost of malaria and the use of remote sensing for mapping biophysical parameters using a range of systems from optical/radar satellites to manned aircraft and drones. He describes the public health challenges and successes including the use of hydraulic flood modelling for mapping malaria habitats in Western Zambia and the use of drones for providing spatial intelligence for malaria elimination in Zanzibar.
Media name/outletTEDx
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorTEDx
Date17 Dec 2018
URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgF2ZRE4yPs&t=223s
TitleWar on malaria: on the brink of a breakthrough?
DescriptionIt's a disease almost as old as humanity itself but now science is bringing out the big guns in a bid to destroy it. At stake are nearly half a million lives a year.
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorAnne Gulland
Date27 Jun 2018
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/the-war-on-malaria/
TitleDrones help fight surge in deadly malaria spread by monkeys in Malaysia
Media name/outletThe Guardian
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Producer/AuthorHannah Summers
Date17 Apr 2018
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/apr/17/drones-fight-surge-monkey-malaria-malaysia
TitleDrones Used to Fight Malaria in Zanzibar
DescriptionAndy Hardy of Aberystwyth University in Wales partnered with Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme to combat the lethal disease via drones.
Media name/outletThe Drive
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
Date28 Nov 2017
URLwww.thedrive.com/aerial/16456/drones-used-to-fight-malaria-in-zanzibar

Description

Podcast covering Zanzibar work - using drones to provide information for targetting malaria interventions