Help us fight dengue and get support from NASA

Update posted by Dominic Vincent Ligot On Mar 12, 2020

Project AEDES, a dengue case predictor mapping system developed by a multi-university Philippine team, won in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge global hackathon.

Project Advanced Early Detection-Prediction and Exploration Service (AEDES)
was announced in a Philippine media briefing on March 4, 2020, as having won the Best Use of Data award, one of the top six awards of the 2019 NASA global hackathon.

NASA cites Project AEDES as “The solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application.”

Read more here: https://www.goodnewspilipinas.com/filipino-dengue-case-predictor-project-aedes-wins-nasa-space-apps-challenge-global-hackathon/

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Update posted by Dominic Vincent Ligot On Mar 12, 2020

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Update posted by Dominic Vincent Ligot On Mar 05, 2020


MANILA - A group of Filipino data scientists are hoping to get enough support to finance an app that can predict the rise of dengue cases in certain parts of the Philippines.

Team AEDES, led by data entrepreneur Dominic Ligot, won the NASA Space Apps Challenge’s Best Use of Data category last January.

The app, which zeroes in on stagnant water and other dengue-related factors, was cited for being “the solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application.”

Team AEDES got its name from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the carrier of the dengue virus. It is also an acronym for Advanced Early Dengue Prediction and Exploration Service (AEDES).

https://news.abs-cbn.com/spotlight/03/05/20/filipino-teams-winning-app-in-nasa-challenge-aims-to-predict-dengue-hot-spots

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Update posted by Dominic Vincent Ligot On Feb 26, 2020


With 271,480 dengue cases resulting in 1,107 deaths as reported from January 1 to August 31, 2019 by the World Health Organization, the Aedes Project team composed of Dominic Vincent D. Ligot, Mark Toledo, Frances Claire Tayco, and Jansen Dumaliang Lopez developed a forecasting model of dengue cases using climate and digital data and pinpointing possible hotspots from satellite data.

Correlating information from Sentinel-2 Copernicus and Landsat 8 satellites, DOST-PAGASA for climate, and trends from search engines, potential dengue hotspots will be displayed in a web interface. Indices like Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) are used in identifying areas with green vegetation while Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI) to identify areas with water. Combining these indices reveal potential areas of stagnant water capable of being breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

“It benefits the community especially those countries suffering from malaria and dengue, just like the Philippines. I think it has a global impact. This is the new science to know the potential areas where dengue might occur. It is a good app,” said Engr. Raul C. Sabularse, deputy executive director of DOST-PCIEERD.

“It is very relevant to the Philippines and other countries which usually having problems with dengue. The team was able to show that it’s not really difficult to have all the data you need and integrate all of them and make them accessible to everyone for them to be able to use it. It’s a working model. It is something can actually be made usable in a short span of six months,” Ibrahim said.

Read more:

http://newsbytes.ph/2019/11/ph-made-ocean-waste-collector-dengue-mapper-to-join-nasa-global-hackathon/

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Update posted by Dominic Vincent Ligot On Feb 25, 2020


We were already feeling fortunate to have made the local cut but the global win is blowing our minds. We feel that the NASA recognition is a validation that our mission is a worthy one and can really help make an impact on public health and reducing deaths from dengue and other mosquito-borne disesases. It’s also a further validation that my shift to social impact has promise and is encouraging me to pursue ways to leverage data and technology to help society and bring international recognition to the Philippines.

Check out Esquire Magazine's feature on Project AEDES and understand our roadmap for the project. https://www.esquiremag.ph/long-reads/features/nasa-space-apps-challenge-philippines-winner-a00289-20200217-lfrm

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Thank you for the support Dr. Lau and also all the best with the Coronatracker initiatives.

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Well done team! Great work and we really need innovative solution like this to help dengue endemic countries.

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