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MLW PhD student James Chirombo wins award at GEOMED 2017 conference in Portugal

MALARIA Chirombo PictureJames Chirombo, a 3rd year MLW malaria group PhD student in biostatistics at Lancaster University won the award for the best oral presentation at the Geomed 2017 Conference held in Porto, Portugal between 6-9 September.

Held every two years, Geomed is an interdisciplinary conference on spatial statistics, geographical epidemiology and geographical aspects of public health and brings together researchers from these disciplines among others to discuss methods for spatial analysis of health outcomes.


James’ presentation entitled “Modelling climate and non-climate impacts on malaria in Malawi for effective control interventions” covered his PhD work. The prize included several GIS books and a one-year license for the full ArcGIS software sponsored by Esri Portugal.


James mentioned: “I am so happy with the recognition. It’s a big encouragement and I will continue to strive for excellence”.