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Interactive data visualizations of antibiotic use and resistance in North America and Europe
The Malaria Atlas Project - Elimination (MAPe) is an international scientific collaboration with close ties to the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). The primary mission of MAPe is to develop a strategic planning tool for malaria elimination. The strategic planning tool is being developed to support country-level and international planning for malaria control and elimination using a linked set of mathematical models and supporting databases.
MAPe thus extends the primary mission of MAP, which is to assemble spatial databases and map the limits of malaria transmission and malaria endemicity within that range. The two projects overlap substantially as MAPe and MAP have developed algorithms that transform endemicity into other quantities that can be used for strategic planning. Databases describing human population distribution being developed by AfriPOP, and new databases describing human movement. Two important endpoints are a map of the basic reproductive number for malaria, R0 and estimates of the malaria importation rates.
Specific questions being addressed by MAPe modeling include the following:
MAPe have been active in international discussions about the research and policy agenda for malaria eradication, with a rapidly growing list of publications and participation in a broad range of other activities, including: