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Africa Onchocerciasis Environmental Suitability Geospatial Estimates

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General Info
Provider 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Geography 
Angola (AGO)
Benin (BEN)
Burundi (BDI)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
Congo (COG)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Ghana (GHA)
Guinea (GIN)
Kenya (KEN)
Liberia (LBR)
Malawi (MWI)
Mali (MLI)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Sudan (SDN)
Togo (TGO)
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
10/2020 - 10/2020
Data type
Summary 

Estimates were produced for environmental suitability of onchocerciasis presence at the 5x5 km-level in endemic countries across Africa. These estimates were produced using a boosted regression tree (BRT) analysis trained on reported onchocerciasis presence data from endemicity mapping surveys, surveillance during elimination programs, and other sources. The model was trained using data from 1974–2015; final estimates were produced using covariate values for 2013.

This dataset includes the following:

  • GeoTIFF raster files for pixel-level estimates of environmental suitability for onchocerciasis presence.
  • Code files used to generate the estimates.
Keywords 
Citation
Publication year 
2020
Suggested citation 
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Africa Onchocerciasis Environmental Suitability Geospatial Estimates. Seattle, United States of America: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2020.
DOI 
https://doi.org/10.6069/CN9F-GY05