November 14, 2013
Oxford group awarded major grant to build a new platform to map infectious diseases
Thanks to a $1.5M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a consortium led by Professor Simon Hay of the Spatial Ecology & Epidemiology Group at the University of Oxford will build a new platform to model and continually update the geographical distribution of infectious diseases globally.
The new platform aims to advance the field of disease mapping by combining the latest advances in spatial modelling with methods pioneered by HealthMap to capture disease outbreak data from the World Wide Web as it becomes available. The partners in this collaboration are University of Oxford, Boston Children’s Hospital and Computational Ecology and Environmental Science Group (CEES).