Sex work in geographic perspective: a multi-disciplinary approach to mapping and understanding…

10.1080/17441692.2015.1123748<br/>Robert Lorway

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Mapping health facilities supports accountability, saves lives

Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Anita Dakar, Futures Group, Health Policy Project, Master Health Facility ListDo countries have accurate information on where health facilities are located? The following is a guest post from Anita Datar of Health Policy Project, telling how answering that question is essential to good governance, health system performance, and emergency responses, and why competent, accurate mapping and updating of Master Health Facility Lists is still a […](Read more…)

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New IHME Data Visualizations Released w/ 2013 GBD Study

This week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington released a series of incredible new data visualizations. These tools Read More


Mapping Project Aims To Fill In Hepatitis C Data Gaps

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Data mapping highlights realities of global hepatitis C impacts, resources Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a report by mapCrowd, a crowdsourcing project launched by Médecins du Monde and the Treatment Action Group that is designed to gather and publicize data on…More

Global Trachoma Mapping Project Organizers Hope Disease Can Be Eliminated By 2020

SciDev.Net: Mapping trachoma to eradicate blindness “…Until now, lack of data on trachoma-hit areas has meant health programs did not necessarily reach the most vulnerable. In the interactive visualization below, we explore the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). Implemented in 2012, it is the largest global mapping of infectious disease ever…” (2/9). Thomson Reuters Foundation:…More

WHO, Drug Companies, Researchers Focus On Zika R&D Priorities, Virus’s Potential Links With…

CIDRAP News: WHO lists Zika R&D priorities; groups probe microcephaly, GBS “The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it is mapping research and development (R&D) projects under way for Zika virus and will be prioritizing some for fast-track development, similar to the role it played when Ebola vaccines and therapeutics were first discussed. In other…More

Striking a Balance: How Donors Can More Effectively Promote Sustainable Reform

Last week, an ISIS-supported suicide bomber killed eight people when his car exploded outside of the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen. This is just one of countless attacks that have been carried out by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Yemen since the 2011 launch of the Yemeni revolution.

Can the Internet end poverty? Share your thoughts

When was the last time you unfolded a map on your last road trip? Or went to the post office to mail a letter? With a few swipes of your thumbs, you can pay bills, buy and sell stuff, hold conference calls, and talk to your friends and family. Whatever you need, and everything you may not know you need, there’s an app for that. If you’re plugged in, the world is, literally, at your fingertips

Evidence for Community Transmission of Community-Associated but Not Health-Care-Associated…

by Olga Tosas Auguet, Jason R. Betley, Richard A. Stabler, Amita Patel, Avgousta Ioannou, Helene Marbach, Pasco Hearn, Anna Aryee, Simon D. Goldenberg, Jonathan A.

A comprehensive mapping of the current capacity for human nutrition training in Cameroon

Background: There is consensus among stakeholders in Cameroon on the need to develop and strengthen human resource capacity for nutrition.

The effect of concentrating obstetrics services in fewer hospitals on patient access: a…

In Japan, the number of obstetrics facilities has steadily decreased and the selection and concentration of obstetrics facilities is progressing rapidly.

The global effort putting the world’s most vulnerable people on the map

In developed countries, we frequently take for granted that Google and other platforms have pulled data from satellite photography and GPS to plot all the roads, building and corners that make up our surroundings. But the vast majority of the developing world has, until recently, remained predominantly unmapped. The Missing Maps project is now filling

Sex work in geographic perspective: a multi-disciplinary approach to mapping and understanding…


10.1080/17441692.2015.1123748<br/>Robert Lorway

A malaria risk map of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Background: In Kinshasa, malaria remains a major public health problem but its spatial epidemiology has not been assessed for decades now.

Model-Based Geostatistical Mapping of the Prevalence of Onchocerca volvulus in West Africa

by Simon J. O’Hanlon, Hannah C.

Map reveals hotspots for bat disease transmission

Risk of virus transfer to humans is highest in parts of South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, finds study.

A spatial odyssey: The impacts of land formalization in Benin

This post is co-authored with Michael O’Sullivan.   Effective property rights matter for development. And heck, they even got a couple of shout outs in the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals.  And we know from earlier work that weaker rights can lead to reduced agricultural productivity.  So what happens when folks move to better property rights?  

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