Two European projects, recently funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, want to help Africa through the use of digital health solutions
This project, running from 2016 until 2020, wants to improve the control of malaria, a disease that yearly causes more than 500,000 deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. The project experts will do this by automating the monitoring of mosquito vector populations – this monitoring is a prerequisite for effective insecticide interventions, currently the best way to prevent malaria.
The system, a platform called LabDisk, will monitor the mosquito species’ ID, the infection status of the mosquitoes and their insecticide resistance. A smart database called Disease Data Management System (DDMS) will collate and analyse malaria data. Third, serious gaming technology called GAME will communicate and teach operational end users the importance and use of data output.
DMC-Malvec has a budget of nearly €3.2 Million, 2.7 of which funded by the EU. More project details on Cordis.Read More