Make a map, Eliminate Malaria.

Posted by upendrakarukonda on 25 April 2017 in English (English)

On the occasion of World Malaria Day today, lets join to celebrate the successful efforts of mappers worldwide who have traced nearly 1.7 million buildings and 200k Kms of roads into OpenStreetMap that will help health workers eradicate malaria in various developing nations. The visualization of the project created by Mapbox is here. This vast amount of data was added in under 9 months by thousands of volunteer contributors of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) in collaboration with Zambia's Ministry of Health, PATH, Tableau foundation, Digital Globe and Clinton Health Access Initiative.


Stats from OSM analytics

  • The Campaign under Zambia's ministry of health successfully mapped buildings in Zambia. Total 78 projects have been completed regarding Malaria mapping in Zambia.

  • The elimination Malaria campaign under Clinton health access initiative is still in progress.

  • The community has been passionate and active in knocking off the tasks by mapping the buildings in Zimbabwe.

screen shot 2017-04-24 at 1 12 04 pm Project comparison from Missing maps


  • Mapbox along with community contributed to Visualize No Malaria by validating the HOT tasks.

  • We are also working closely with community in mapping buildings in Zimbabwe under Malaria elimination program.

  • Katelyn and Laura from Clinton health access initiate kindly gave us all the information we needed about the Malaria elimination program. The link for the presentation from them can be found here

How can you contribute?

A lot more projects are going to come under eliminate Malaria program and mappers are welcomed to give their valuable contribution through mapping. You can check the status of the projects here.

Let's join hands to eradicate Malaria through mapping!

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