The project maintains
close contact and interaction with the Colombian Ministry of Health
concerning the progress of the research. The project collaborates with
the Regional Health Services in Antioquia and Chocó to transfer knowledge
and train personnel concerning issues of malaria, entomology and climate.
A story about this project appeared in El Tiempo.com, a newspaper in Colombia, on June 17, 2003. The title of the story is: "The phenomenon of El Niño increases malaria cases by 50 percent in Colombia". German Poveda is quoted: "We have found significant associations between the longevity of mosquito populations and the rise in ambient temperatures in two localities on the Pacific coast, Nuqui and Pangui". Read the article in Spanish.
El Colombiano de Medellin, another Colombian newspaper, wrote about this project on July 1, 2003. The title of the story is: "El Niño increases cases of malaria up to 50 percent". German Poveda is quoted about "the possibility of developing an Early Warning System to predict with a certain confidence increases in malaria transmission and to institute control measures". Read the article in Spanish.