Based on a collaboration between Espace-Dev Research Unit at the French National Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge IPC, the GeoHealth Team conducts research in South-East Asia on the climate, environmental and social factors that drive the spatiotemporal dynamics of diseases to improve modelling and surveillance. The team also develops the use of data from Earth-observation satellites to build environmental monitoring systems that can help health managers to detect early signals and understand health risks.
The team is mainly based at IPC in Phnom Penh with interaction with the Espace-Dev colleagues in Montpellier (Maison de la Télédétection) and at La Réunion (SEAS-OI Station). It is also part of the development of the Khmer Earth Observation Laboratory (KHEOBS) at the Institute of Technology in Cambodia (ITC) to build capacities in remote sensing for environment and climate monitoring.
GeoHealth collaborates closely with several research institutes and health institutions in Cambodia (IPC, ITC, Cambodian CDC), Thailand (Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU), Mahidol University).