health geography


Do Protected Areas Have an Effect on Malaria Prevalence?

Geographic distribution of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria prevalence survey locations and values overlaid upon the distance to the nearest protected area for Sub-Saharan Africa within the malaria zone. From Taber and Smitchwick, 2015.Geographic distribution of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria prevalence survey locations and values overlaid upon the distance to the nearest protected area for Sub-Saharan Africa within the malaria zone. From Taber and Smitchwick, 2015.

Recently, a paper by researchers at Penn State was published in Applied Geography that looks for connections between protected areas in Africa and malaria.

The Intersection of Health Sciences and Geography

Map showing which countries are at risk of malaria.

While many diseases that affect humans have been eradicated due to improvements in vaccinations and availability there are still areas around the world where certain health issues are more prevalent. With an increasingly globalized world coming into contact with one another through travel and living closer and closer to each […]