The Centre for Advancement of Global Health which happens to be an NGO based out of Kochi has developed a mobile application which would track any kind of mosquito-borne illness in Kerala, especially dengue.
Funded by the department of science and technology (DST), the project aims to help volunteers who wish to know the factors and environmental issues that lead to diseases transmitted through mosquitoes.
Named the Most app, the app is designed to help a common man identify spots of mosquitos and dengue activity and is part of a bigger project which aims to track the outbreak of dengue in the state.
Ajit Babu, Director at the Centre for Advancement of Global Health, said:
“It can also be used to conduct a sensor-based assessment of microclimate features such as temperature, humidity, soil moisture and ambient light. Students of St Xavier’s College Aluva and Cochin College, Fort Kochi, are part of the initiative”. He then added, “We used the grant from the national resources data management system (NRDMS), DST to develop the app“.