Ecosystem determinants of malaria risk in indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon
Malaria in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon is hypoendemic, posing a challenge to the study and control of disease transmission. The low number of cases and low density of vectors result in unstable transmission, which is characterized by sporadic outbreaks in remote communities with complex sociological problems due to immigration, conflict and lack of health services.
The objective of this study is to analyze the pattern of malaria transmission in this region using a multisystem ‘ecosystem’ approach that combined epidemiological, entomological and sociological data.
This study includes Anopheles sampling, clinical cross-sectional surveys & mapping with ArcGIS