Our vision is to describe the epidemiology of malaria in Africa and associated health vulnerabilities (focusing on intervention, malnutrition, poverty and climate) and the use of data for decision-making by national ministries.
We have established the scientific leadership and analytical and computational infrastructure to lead geospatial work on national and pan-African malaria epidemiology and related metrics. The Nairobi programme works directly with regional ministries of health to assemble and analyse the sub-national epidemiology of malaria and its transition in time. This work began in Kenya and has extended to over 20 countries in the last 5 years.
We are also piloting mapping of malnutrition funded through a recent two year Sustaining Health Grant from the Trust. This work has evolved from clinical research in Kilifi through to national scale mapping. The Sustaining Health Grant will support a detailed sub-national analysis of the space-time changes in malnutrition and its determinants in Kenya since 1990, providing a basis to expand to international mapping in sub Saharan Africa to begin investigations into broader health vulnerabilities including access to care and socio-economic status.