Prof. Tatem, Director of Flowminder, started working in 2008 on the first application of mobile operator data for any health or development purpose globally. In collaboration with the operator Zantel and together with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, mobile data were used to estimate the movements of malaria-infected people between Zanzibar and the Tanzanian mainland.
ARUSHA, Tanzania, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, are lending their support to global plans to eliminate malaria, which is back on the world's agenda after being abandoned as too ambitious in 1969.
The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction-The Hunt for Malaria: It Takes a Village to Stop a Deadly DiseaseThe road to Nega Nega is lined with sugarcane, and the air smells like molasses. In this sweet-smelling village in southern Zambia, a remarkable thing is happening. Malaria is on the run.