The project, led by HR Wallingford and sponsored by the UK Space Agency as part of its International Partnership Programme, forecasts dengue fever outbreaks up to six months in advance. This allows authorities to better allocate costly resources.
D-MOSS is very much a collaborative project. In the UK, the technical team came from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Met Office, while monitoring and evaluation was provided by Oxford Policy Management. The team in Vietnam was: the United Nations Development Programme, the World Health Organization, the General Department of Preventive Medicine, the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, the Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, the Tay Nguyen Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change. In Malaysia, we were joined by the International Medical University and the Institute for Medical Research.