Dr. Andy Hardy, a lecturer in Wales, UK, at Aberystwyth University’s Department for Geography and Earth Sciences is helping to eliminate malaria in Zanzibar, Tanzania, using drone technology. It’s an efficient way of targeting difficult-to-find bodies of water. The precise and accurate mapping for the teams on the ground can treat the water pools before the larvae turn into adult mosquitos and start spreading the malaria parasite. "This project has been really helpful in terms of reaching and identifying the breeding sites, but also in terms of expenses," said Faiza Abbas, deputy program manager of the Malaria Elimination Program. The aim is to rid the archipelago of the disease by 2023.

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