Dr. Mike Wimberly and colleagues travel to Ethiopia to initiate malaria early-warning project

In March 2009, Mike Wimberly, Gabriel Senay, and Geoff Henebry travelled to Ethiopia to meet with research partners and tour the highland regions that we will be studying as part of an NIH-funded research project. While in Addis Ababa, we met with representatives of the Anti-Malaria Organization (AMA) and GeoSAS International, a private consulting firm that provides geospatial analytical services. We also held meetings with faculty members from Gondar University and Bahir Dar University, and with public health officials from the Amhara Regional State Bureau of Health and the Federal Ministry of Health. Based on these meetings, we have developed formal partnerships with the AMA and GeoSAS to create a malaria case database and a GIS database that will be used in the development of an malaria early-warning system.