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A Prototype Earth-Gauging System Integrating Weather and Health Data to Manage Meningitis

Lead PI: Dr. Madeleine C. Thomson

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

April 2009 - October 2012
Inactive
Global ; Africa ; Niger
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The LDEO team will provide consultant support to the UCAR project to understand environmental risks associated with meningitis by developing international partners, doing research, and attending team meetings.

OUTCOMES: IRI has: implemented three dust monitoring station in the Sahel; done a spatial and temporal analysis of environmental and demographic risk factors in meningitis outbreaks in Niger; archived and validated mineral dust products; collected and archived epidemiological data for 13 countries; constructed a database of sources documenting migration in Niger; and participated in the Fourth Biannual Colloquium on Climate and Health.

SPONSOR:

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Google, Inc.

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$74,998

RESEARCH TEAM:

Sylwia Trzaska

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

KEYWORDS

consulting global health meningitis research support university corporation for atmospheric research environmental risk