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Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2003 May;71(1):63-75.

GIS based malaria information management system for urban malaria scheme in India.

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  • 1Malaria Research Centre, 20 Madhuban, Delhi 110 092, India.


A GIS based information management system has been developed to help Urban Malaria Control in India. The basic objective is to develop a model to assist planning and implementation of a suitable control measure. The system can help in: (i) identifying high receptive areas in time and space domain; (ii) identifying risk factors for high receptivity; (iii) monitoring and evaluating control measures. To demonstrate this system, information on 33 parameters and malaria cases has been attached to a digitised map of Dindigul, an urban town in Tamil Nadu. Functionalities of the system and its utility are described in this paper. A GIS based information management system ensures that if a localised spurt of the disease occurs, it can be associated rapidly with a likely cause, a specific vector, and a probable human source, so that appropriate preventive action can be taken to arrest any rising trend.

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