The Village Zero Project

Cholera is the nation's most prevalent diarrheal disease, affecting upwards of 1 million people in Bangladesh every year. Such disease burden results in incalculable lost wages and treatment expenses, taken from the pockets of an already impoverished society. In this way, cholera fuels the economic and social instability faced by this politically unstable nation. Through ghost-mapping, V0P will find the index region from which cholera originates and understand how it proliferates. With this knowledge, water and sanitation infrastructure interventions can be implemented in the most disease-prone regions, thus stopping future endemic outbreaks before they spread. If successful in Bangladesh, g...

A River in Matlab where our data comes from

A River in Matlab where our data comes from
Photo from Progress Report 'Data Analysis is Progressing' (view small | med | large | orig)

An example map of Matlab

An example map of Matlab
Photo from Progress Report 'Data Analysis is Progressing' (view small | med | large | orig)

Mapping Cholera in Bangladesh

Mapping Cholera in Bangladesh
Photo from Progress Report 'V0P Trip to Bangladesh' (view small | med | large | orig)

Team in Dhaka, BD

Team in Dhaka, BD
Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and serves as the ICDDRB's headquarters. (view small | med | large | orig)

GIS Map of Matlab, BD

GIS Map of Matlab, BD
V0P and ICDDRB Matlab share a common interest in how GIS and mapping may be used to better understand cholera in Bangladesh. V0P will be producing its own map of Matlab in the coming months, demonstrating the spread of cholera in time and space at this smaller scale. First-phase real-time mapping is planned to span 50km outside of Matlab. The following spring/summer season, V0P hopes to expand to a 100km radius, and so on. (view small | med | large | orig)
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