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Malaria is a parasitic disease that is transmitted between humans through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. While there are four types of parasites that can cause malaria in humans, Plasmodium falciparum is by far the most deadly and common, particularly in Zambia and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Zambia is among the sub-Saharan countries that have been affected with malaria and a lot of people die because of this disease. Most People who die from this disease are those that are vulnerable. According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), more than 16 million people are at risk of malaria in Zambia. MoH has formulated a National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan 2017-2021, which aims

YouthMappers – Mapping the Unmapped

Bold, Energetic and Innovative. These are the key terms that define today’s youth. They are not afraid of taking risks and have the innate desire to make a difference to this world through their actions. YouthMappers in its mission ‘to cultivate a generation of young leaders to create resilient communities’ exactly represent this spirit of today’s youth. In global context of the Agenda 2030, YouthMappers efforts will be critical in achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals. I am Sushil and I recently joined YouthMappers team as a Research Assistant at Arizona State University. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Sustainability with an interest in the role of justice in energy trans

Inspiring New Ways

“2019 YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship”, it's just a simple sentence, but I could not measure its weight because for me, it is immeasurable. The 2nd bi-annual YouthMappers Leadership Fellowship Workshop was held from 6 -14 January 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa. It was a great feeling to be one of the selected fellows for this unique opportunity. The workshop focused on skill building, increasing youth leadership, enhancing open mapping techniques, data visualization, and professional development. The first half of the week included presentations on the history of YouthMappers, an introduction on OSM in the classroom, and presentations by our hosts at the University of Pretoria on their re

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