Low-cost, GPS-enabled Android tablets that are loaded with the #mSpray program are handed out to team leaders each morning during household-level public health campaigns. These tablets aid teams to locate remote households in the bush, track their own progress, and relay that data in real time to decision makers at the district and central level.
The #Reveal team (spanning Akros, @ona_data, and @UCSF) are together this week in beautiful Cape Town to review the premiere launch of Reveal and scope the next build to support foci investigation and other #malaria interventions. It’s an exciting time for the entire team as we continue to expand the capabilities of such a comprehensive and adaptable tool!⠀ #SpatialIntelligence #PrecisionPublicHealth
Indoor residual spraying is wrapping up in Zambia's Southern Province this week. Akros and PATH-MACEPA are using #mSpray to optimize #malaria prevention efforts in the region, and together have successfully covered households in three districts, ushering in the aim for a malaria-free year to come. ⠀ #PrecisionPublicHealth #SpatialIntelligence
New year, new Akros-Zambia! We are bringing in the new year with a fresh new office location. Moving forward, you can find us working hard to deliver data-centered programming at 45A Roan Road, Lusaka, Zambia. ⠀ #PrecisionPublicHealth #NewYear #NewYears #HappyNewYear #Goodbye2018 #Hello2019
An old belief about malaria is that it's caused by eating overripe mangoes. The correlation between mangoes and malaria arises from the seasonality of each. Mangoes become ripe for harvest right around the time the rains begin to fall—leaving ample puddles that are prime mosquito breeding territory. Using mSpray, indoor residual spraying teams in Zambia are optimizing malaria prevention efforts and coverage rates, taking malaria-carrying mosquitoes out of the equation and leaving behind healthy mango-filled communities. #mSpray #PrecisionPublicHealth #DigitalHealth #SpatialIntelligence #Malaria