The project which is implemented for three years
will create favorable conditions for the government, public health agencies, and
people to take appropriate actions to minimize the impacts and damage of dengue
fever epidemic. The project is funded by the UK Space Agency’s International
Partner Program, and it will use the earth observation technology to develop
dengue fever alert tools and make assessments of the risk of contracting
diseases that are transmitted through intermediate hosts in the context of
climate change and land use in the future.
This is the first time a forecast system based on
the earth observation has allowed decision makers to identify the areas with a
high risk of diseases before outbreaks to use resources to reduce spread and
increase disease control.
The project will be carried out for 3 years, from
2019 to 2021 and will go into detailed implementation in the coming June in the
four provinces of Dong Nai, Hanoi, Khanh Hoa, and Dak Lak.
After that, the project effectiveness will be
assessed. If the project is successful, will be replicated in other provinces
all over the country.
Duy Minh (Thao Lam)