PreVBD Project

Predicting vector-borne disease epidemics: Dissemination of risk forecasting using District Health Information Software2 in Tanzania – PreVBD

About PreVBD

Is a consortium of six institutions led by the University of Copenhagen (UoC), Centre for Medical Parasitology. Other Institutions include Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), University of Dar es Salaam and State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). The Project is supported by the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC)


The growing risk of vector-borne disease in sub-Saharan Africa’s unexpected onset of large-scale epidemics caused by vector-borne diseases (VBDs) presents a growing risk to human health and societal stability throughout the world. The situation is especially critical in LMICs where health systems struggle to absorb the full scale of mass hospitalizations, while public and private sectors suffer substantial productivity and commercial losses as a consequence of acute VBD epidemics

Long-term objective:

Support efforts to promote public health in Tanzania through improved prediction of epidemic VBD risks at local and national level.