Dr Nick Scott and his team use maths to outsmart deadly infectious diseases and save vulnerable lives.
In 2015 an estimated 214 million cases of malaria occurred globally, killing about 438,000 people, mostly children aged under five years in sub-Saharan Africa.
In most countries where malaria is endemic, the disease disproportionately affects poor and disadvantaged people who have limited access to prevention and treatment.
Substantial reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality can be made by optimal targeting of investments to the right malaria interventions in the right areas.
Optima Malaria is a quantitative tool that can provide practical advice to governments to assist with the allocation of current or projected budgets across malaria control programs.
The model contains a geospatial component to determine funding allocations that minimise disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) at both the national and regional levels.
2016 - ongoing.
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