Modelling the global endemicity and burden of Plasmodium Vivax

MAP produces high-resolution maps and burden estimates for Plasmodium vivax. To produce these outputs, we apply geostatistical models to response datasets consisting of PR points and routine surveillance reports, and a rich set of geospatial covariates that characterise habitat for Anopheles mosquitos that spread the disease. The resulting maps are produced annually at a 5×5 km resolution and they illustrate changes in the spatial extent and prevalence of the disease through time. The results from this work contribute to the Global Burden of Disease (IHME) project.


High resolution maps and summarized burden estimates can be found on the MAP data explorer.

Annual model estimates of the Plasmodium Vivax malaria risk landscape and burden of the disease at different geographic scales can be explored here


This work was done in collaboration with:

  • The Institute for Disease Modelling, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Section of Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, UK
  • Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA, USA.
  • World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland