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Geography and Public Health: Using Technology to Strengthen Programs

Geography and Public Health: Using Technology to Strengthen Programs



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    • Geography and Public Health: Using Technology to Strengthen Programs ANDREW INGLIS: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT OCTOBER 8, 2010 BLAKE ZACHARY: MEASURE DHS
    • Technology Public Health Geography
    • Role of Geography in Public Health
      • John Snow’s map of Broad Street pump:
        • map did NOT identify the pump as the cause
        • map was used to demonstrate and explain the relationship between the pump and cholera outbreak
    • Role of Geography in Strategic Thinking
      • Use to inform decision makers:
        • visually
        • point of discussion
        • explaining plans
      • Military
      • Transport
      • Urban
      Photo: A.Inglis 2005
    • Pre- and Post-GIS
      • Pre-GIS
        • Mapping was generally limited issues directly related space;
          • Land tenure, navigation, military, transport, etc…
        • Expensive, time consuming and activity specific maps
      • Post-GIS
        • Mapping applications was expanded and made accessible
          • Health, shopping, population, recreation….
        • Linking data to a geographic location
    • GIS Software
      • Proprietary software
      • Open source GIS
    • Current : STATCompiler and Other Web Tools Spatial Data Repository
    • New and Improved STATCompiler
      • STATCompiler working group includes MEASURE DHS staff from various teams including:
        • Dissemination
        • Data Processing
        • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
      • Process of identifying key functionalities for new tool
    • Interactive Session - No slides
    • Google Earth
      • Great idea with real applications
    • Interactive Session - No slides
    • How to Use the Functionality
      • Web mapping
        • Sharing
        • Interactive (also Desktop)
        • Geo RSS feeds
      • Central Data linked to Decentralized Data
        • Central Health Facility Database
        • Crowd sourcing information
      • Geo Mobile technology
      • How do I use this spatial information to make a
      • decision?
    • What Can We Learn from Past Use of Mapping in Public Health?
      • Explain/demonstrate patterns
      • Identify gaps
      • Generate points of discussion
    • What Has Changed
      • Speed (potentially near real-time mapping)
      • Ability to make maps
        • Non-GIS users can make maps
      • Accessibility
        • On and offline mapping
      • Sharing maps
        • Across the internet
      • Interactive maps
        • No longer just paper maps!
    • What Has Not Changed
      • Reliance on good/organized data
      • Needs when making decisions
        • Right Information
        • Right Time
        • Right Place
        • Right Scale
    • How Has Technology Shaped the way make maps and use maps?
      • Change paradigm
        • From one-off to continuous mapping
          • Moving from a single purpose surveys
          • Multiple purpose mapping
        • Potential of integration data
          • Linking using geography between different datasets
            • Transport, Education, Health, etc…
    • Example: Rwanda
      • Supply Chain
      • Census
      Interactive Session - No slides