Tag: epidemiology

Geospatial modeling to understand the malarial prevalence

By Avishek Majumder & Abhinash on November 15, 2018 No Comments

This article presents state-wise malaria incidence data to test the patterns of prevalence of malaria in India between 2011 and 2015. Geospatial malarial modeling helps in comparing the intervention efficacy with respect to different states in India and the aspect that contribute to its inefficacy. 

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The Government of India played a major role in curbing malarial prevalence

By Avishek Majumder on November 13, 2018 No Comments

India accounts for 6% of all malaria cases in the world, 6% of the deaths, and 51% of the global P. vivax cases. Trend-based assessments estimate that the total cases of Malaria in 2017 in India tallies for 1.31 million and deaths at 23990. However, the cases of malaria in 2012 in India were estimated to be 9.7 million, with about 48,660 deaths.


Epidemiological data play an important role in healthcare policy making

By Avishek Majumder & Abhinash on October 30, 2018 No Comments

Epidemiology is a branch of study that predicts the occurrences and patterns of diseases in different groups of the population. It helps in assessing the reason and factors behind the occurrence of a disease. Epidemiological information helps plan and strategies to prevent and manage epidemic diseases or illness.