COVID-19, ACCESS TO SAFE WATER, TICKS, OBESITY, IMPACT OF HEAT WAVES... ALL OF THESE TOPICS HAVE BEEN 'PUT ON THE MAP' BY SCIENTISTS AT THE GEO-HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, 'THERE IS NO LIMIT ON TOPICS THAT COULD B EXPLORED WITHIN GEO-HEALTH,' SAYS PROFESSOR JUSTINE BLANFORD, THE HEAD OF THE CHAIR AT THE FACULTY OF GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION (ITC).
The relatively new research chair links health and disease in space and time, studying where and when diseases occur, and helping us understand why they may be prevalent, who may be affected and how to address the problem. 'It applies to human diseases, but also to plant and animal diseases,' clarifies professor Blanford. 'It allows us to look at the given issue across different temporal and spatial scales, and to figure out what the drivers are and how to minimize the risks.'
Read the full article in Campus | Issue 08 | December 2022