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The AfriPop Project

High resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions. The AfriPop project was initiated in July 2009 with an aim of producing detailed and freely-available population distribution maps for the whole of Africa. Dr Tatem leads the AfriPop project.

The AsiaPop Project

The AsiaPop project was initiated in July 2011 with an aim of producing detailed and freely-available population distribution maps for the whole of Asia. Dr Tatem leads the AsiaPop project.

The Malaria Atlas Project

Spatial medical intelligence is central to the effective planning of malaria control. Forty years have passed since the cartography of malaria worldwide was taken seriously. The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) was founded in 2005 to fill this niche for the malaria control community at a global scale. Dr Tatem is in charge of spatial demographic datasets for deriving population at risk, burden and intervention coverage estimates for MAP.

The Human Mobility Mapping project (THuMMP)

Human population distributions and human mobility patterns are of great interest for social and public health planning, including the geographical dissemination and evolution of human pathogens. The digital age has made it possible to assemble new kinds of data that describe human mobility at a range of spatial and temporal scales. The purpose of THuMMP is to make this data more accessible to everyone.

The Vector-Borne Disease Airline Importation Risk tool (VBD-Air)
Funded through a contract with the Airport Cooperative Programme of the Transportation Research Board, this project builds on previous studies of vector-borne disease spread through transport networks (e.g. Tatem et al A, B, C, below climatic connectivity link). An online tool has been constructed that enable the relative risks of importation and establishment of vectors and the diseases they carry to be assessed. Dr Tatem is the principal investigator on this contract.

Strategic Planning Tools for Spatially Progressive Malaria Elimination 
Funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project aims to combine recent advances in the mathematical modelling and spatial mapping of malaria transmission to devise quantitative tools for guiding malaria elimination planning. The work has resulted in the first elimination feasibility assessment of its kind for Zanzibar. Dr Tatem is co-principal investigator on this project.

Landscape Phylodynamics
Recent advances in molecular epidemiology have enabled the reconstruction of routes and timings of infectious disease movements across the World. Through integration with spatial data on accessibility, transport, migration, climate and population densities, this work aims to explore the drivers of these disease movements. Recent work has focussed on HIV, rabies, dengue, rift valley fever and hospital acquired infections.
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