VIETNAM & JAPAN & PHILIPPINES
APN FUNDED PROJECT
“MAPPING DENGUE VULNERABILITY TO CLIMATE USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY FOR
VIETNAM AND PHILIPPINES”
Hanoi, 15 September 2017
On behalf of the APN project team, it is my pleasure to announce the first workshop for dissemination the outcome of the project titled “Utilizing geospatial technology to assess health vulnerability to climate change for rural population in Vietnam and Philippines” (Code: CAF2015-RR16-NMY-Pham) will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 15 September, 2017.
The project has been carried out by scientists from both Vietnam and Philippines, including Vietnam National Satellite Center, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, University of Santo Tomas, and Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services, leaded by Dr. Pham Thi Thanh Nga and under advisor of Prof. Nakamura from Dokkyo University (Japan).
After two years of intensive working, we have developed a geospatial database on the dengue disease including temperature, precipitation, land cover, socio-economic conditions, statistical and mathematical models for studying dengue outbreak under the influence of climate variables, and mapping dengue vulnerability to climate. We will be happy to share with you and community all outcomes of the project in this workshop. The WebGIS based database of period 2000-2015 will be also introduced to participants. We would be happy to get your feedbacks and discussions on the dengue topic.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop organizer at:
The project team at VNSC
Pham Thi Thanh Nga,