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Planetary Health & Innovation

Planetary Health & Innovation

Planetary Health & Innovation

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world with one of the weakest health systems. It is also a biodiversity hotspot experiencing rapid forest loss. Ifanadiana District include Ranomafana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We are combining health system, household and environmental data into an integrated geographical information system (GIS) to identify environmental/geographic drivers of disease (e.g. malaria, child diarrhea) and barriers to care, and the effect of our programs, such as community health, on decreasing those barriers. This informs the optimal design of an integrated health system to serve poor, remote communities that subsist within fragile ecosystems.

We also leverage our data and programs to provide a “ground-game” for scientists and innovators looking to improve delivery and science in remote areas.



Centre ValBio

Bonds Ecology of Poverty Lab

Prakash Lab

Gillespie Lab

Krasnow Lab / Mouse Lemur Genome Project

Stanford DEHE

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