How maths help fight infectious diseases


The work of MORU’s Mathematical and Economic Modelling Department (MAEMOD) was recently featured in a piece on SciDevNet titled, Using maths to find the best weapon against malaria.

In the four-min piece, Lisa White, the head of MAEMOD, explains how the MAEMOD team scientists develop mathematical models to show how drug-resistant malaria is transmitted and test how it might be controlled or even eliminated. MORU Health Economist Yoel Lubell discusses how these models can also evaluate the potential costs and benefits of diagnostics, treatment and control strategies for other infectious diseases.

Watch the full video on SciDevNet