OpenMalaria Portal is a user-friendly web interface for OpenMalaria model. You can create simulation, define environment and explore effect of interventions (drugs, spraying, bednets) on malaria transmission levels. Model can be executed from the web interface using our high-performance cluster. Model output can be easily visualized or downloaded for further processing.
OpenMalaria Portal is an open-source application released under MPLv2 license. You can access the source code on GitHub.
How it works
OpenMalaria is an open source C++ program for simulating malaria epidemiology and the impacts on that epidemiology of interventions against malaria.
It is based on microsimulations of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in humans, originally developed for simulating malaria vaccines. These models simulate the dynamics of malaria parasitaemia in the course of an infection, of transmission, of immunity, and of the processes leading to illness and death. The system is set up to simulate malaria in village, or district size human populations.
OpenMalaria offers flexibility for modelling malaria in humans (epidemiology) allowing great input in the details of human disease including; variation in human exposure and response to the parasite, vaccine mechanisms, and drug treatments available to villages prior to intervention simulation. These strengths in epidemiology make OpenMalaria attractive to those interested in human disease outputs and human population dynamics.
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