Health Desk: 22 August, 2017-- A three-day workshop titled “Remote sensing of waterborne diseases, particularly focusing on cholera” concluded at North South University (NSU) in the capital’s Bashundhara Residential Area on Monday.
The goal of this workshop was to promote the use of earth observations in public health decisions, from strengthening prevention efforts and generating disease awareness to water and sanitation management.
The workshop was a part of an ongoing research project funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US, says a press release.
Four institutes of the US and two Bangladeshi institutes - ICDDRB and NSU - are working with the project.
The research team comprising of Dr Rita Colwell and Dr Anwar Huq (University of Maryland, USA) Dr Antar Jutla (West Virginia University, USA), Dr Ali S Akanda (University of Rhode Island, USA), Dr Sonia Aziz (Moravian College, USA) in association with local investigators Dr GU Ahsan (NSU, Bangladesh) and Dr Munirul Alam (ICDDRB) are working to develop a cholera warning system using remote sensing data.