An EU-funded project managed by the REA has managed to identify and map mosquito breeding areas, which are key to the spread of malaria, in South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. All compiled data are based on very detailed satellite-generated images of regions with suitable environmental conditions (specific water, humidity and temperature levels) for the spread of the disease. The results, fully compliant with the 'user requirements' of the pertinent National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP), have been shared with the health authorities of the countries concerned.
Main mosquito breeding areas in South Africa
According to the project reviewer, the outcome is 'significant'. The gathered information is expected to help strengthen malaria control services in the affected areas.