World Health Day 2017: show your support by mapping for malaria

During an IRS campaign, workers visit households and spray insecticide to prevent mosquitos.
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Russell Deffner
Date posted:
Apr, 7 2017
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World Health Day 2017: show your support by mapping for malaria

 

Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people around the world, particularly children under 5 and women. Malaria is prevalent in some of the most unmapped places. Malaria is a preventable and curable disease, but currently organisations do not have detailed data on the number of vulnerable people in an area, which reduces their ability to respond. Malaria spreads through mosquito bites, and if you can prevent bites, you can reduce the spread of infection. This means that you need to know where those vulnerable to malaria live, so you can spray their homes with insecticide or distribute bednets. This way you can save more lives, more quickly.

 

During an IRS campaign, workers visit households and spray insecticide to prevent mosquitos.

 

Generously supported by the Gates Foundation, HOT has teamed up with Digital Globe, Clinton Health Access Initiative and PATH, to map over 500,000km squared across seven countries. Check out just how big that is here. We’re making some good progress, and are so grateful to the 1825 mappers who have helped us complete 126 projects so farcontributing over half a million buildings. We still have an incredible amount of mapping to do, and we need your support to make it!

 

Ways to get involved:

  1. Create an Open Street Map Account
  2. Choose a task
  3. Learn to map building and roads
  4. Save and complete your task
  • Mobile, or not enough time to map? Download the MapSwipe app on your mobile device and help us identify structures in Cambodia.


The top two malaria mappers this month will be awarded a HOT Thank You pack full of HOT stash to recognise their commitment to the project!