Mosquito-borne diseases rising in Asia is a critical issue: severe dengue is for an example a leading cause of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries. In India, CNRS and CPR collaborate with National Institute of Malaria Research (ICMR), South Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Institut Pasteur on a Public Health project which looks for short and long-term solutions to slow epidemics of vector-borne diseases. This project aims to test on-site innovative tools to control the Aedes Aegipty mosquito - the main vector for dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses and to rely on big data mining to better locate where intervention should be realized in cities. At long term we aimed to understand the structural factors involved in vector-borne diseases emergence, such as urbanisation, increased international/regional/urban mobility and unequal governance of diseases. This collaborative project, involving geographers, mathematicians, entomologists and viologists, is a strong example of collaborative and trans-disciplinary research between academics and public health planners.
Through this project, the second objective of this workshop is to present the Geospatial tools developed between CPR and CNRS, that gather innovative data at large scale on the Indian environment (mobility, climatic, socio-economical data). This Geographic Information System has the ambition to serve an extended community of researchers and health planners in India and abroad.
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The workshop will be held at the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, 2 Adbul Kalam Road, 110016 New Delhi.
This workshop will gather researchers (CNRS, CPR, ICMR) and health planners (WHO India, WHO SEARO, municipalities of Delhi and national program) for a discussion, moderated by Olivier Telle, CSH/CPR.