Malaria Module:
Malaria Control in Eritrea

Climate/environmental predictors of malaria incidence

In this section, we present the relationship between malaria and vegetation greenness as one indicator of malaria epidemic. The results are obtained using the lagged correlation method presented in the Computing correlation and lagged correlation section.

Lagged correlation can be computed between malaria incidence anomalies and other environmental factors. Examples are listed in the Climate and environmental monitoring section. We suggest investigating lagged correlation (0, 1, 2, 3 months) between malaria incidence anomalies and different climatic/environmental factors. For example, rainfall estimates from satellites, temperature, Sea Surface Temperature, and ENSO index available in the Data Library.