Speakers Bio & Abstract

Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal Public Health Specialist & Anti Malaria Officer
National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP)

BiographyDr. Gaurav Aggarwal has completed his Masters in Public Health with specialization in Health promotion from one of the premier institution of India. After completion of his postgraduation he has worked in various capacities in Ministry of Health and Family welfare, WHO and UN in various capacities. Throughout his carrier he has developed various models for control of diseases and quality management. He has done his specialization in environment and occupational health as well. During his tenure he piloted the major projects funded by UNICEF and WHO alongwith setting up the Centre for Climate, Environment and Health Studies a state initiative at Health Department Chandigarh Administration. He has also authored three books in the field of public Health and moreover has developed the theory of Neo gerotranscedence which is under consideration. He has undergone basic training for GIS from NIE, Chennai and has put up the use of GIS in health under GeoHealth for control of various diseases especially water, vector and airborne diseases.Abstract GIS for Control of Communicable DiseasesGeospatial information system (GIS) is one of the effective tool to mitigate and control the spread of vector borne, water borne and airborne diseases. It cannot only provide a platform for preparation of geospatial mode but by using other mathematical models, can be used for development of predictive model using various climatic and environmental factors. Various airborne, water borne and vector borne diseases can be predicted in advance which can help policy makers to effectively plan out strategies for control of spread of diseases especially in case of Vector borne diseases. Such modellings and tools can be used to access the possible breeding grounds and sources of infection. WHO’s concept of T3 i.e. Test, Treat and Track fits well with the use of Geospatial concept and through its analytical model as well as predictive model, burden of disease can be reduced and mortality can be decreased substantially. The data can be used to guide the control strategies more efficiently. GIS Mapping of diseases can led to rapid application of sophisticated analytics to track the geographical distribution of diseases. Tracking of transmission of disease can be mapped out that gives a brief insight about the index case and pattern of further spread of disease. More precise disease tracking can also illuminate causes and spark opportunities for prevention