Tag Archives: mapping

The cost of mapping trachoma: Data from the Global Trachoma Mapping Project

by Guillaume Trotignon, Ellen Jones, Thomas Engels, Elena Schmidt, Deborah A. McFarland, Colin K. Macleod, Khaled Amer, Amadou A

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How much will it cost to eradicate lymphatic filariasis? An analysis of the financial and…

by Randee J. Kastner, Elisa Sicuri, Christopher M. Stone, Gabriel Matwale, Ambrose Onapa, Fabrizio Tediosi Introduction Lymphatic filariasis (LF), a neglected tropical disease (NTD) preventable through mass drug administration (MDA), is one of six diseases deemed possibly eradicable.

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Estimating the burden of scrub typhus: A systematic review

by Ana Bonell, Yoel Lubell, Paul N. Newton, John A. Crump, Daniel H

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Univariate and multivariate spatial models of health facility utilisation for childhood fevers…

Precise quantification of health service utilisation is important for the estimation of disease burden and allocation of health resources.

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You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates. UAV’s: Are small, portable, and easy to deploy. They can comfortably fit into a backpack and be deployed with the first available flight in (if country regulations allow). Can assess large and inaccessible areas quicker than humans, and without direct human control when programmed for autonomous flight.

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A multi-center field study of two point-of-care tests for circulating <i>Wuchereria…

by Cédric B. Chesnais, Naomi-Pitchouna Awaca-Uvon, Fatoma K.

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Modeling the risk of transmission of schistosomiasis in Akure North Local Government Area of…

by Oluwaremilekun G. Ajakaye, Oluwatola I. Adedeji, Paul O.

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Estimating the number of female sex workers in Cte d’Ivoire: Results and lessons learned

Objective To report on the results of three size estimations of the populations of female sex workers (FSW) in five cities in Cte d’Ivoire and on operational lessons learned, which may be relevant for key populations programs in other parts of the world.

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3 Tensions with Software Sustainability in ICT4D

At the Software Sustainability Institute, we are dedicated to making software a bonafide research output, and we argue that good software practices create better software, which ultimately improves the reproducibility and reusability of research. ICT4D researchers that take a social-embedded view of technology (who are many) are much less concerned with the reproducibility and reusability of research in scientific terms. Instead, we believe that the meaning of software is only understood through its use in context, and that the people who use and create software can shape, and be shaped by it. Furthermore, extreme inequalities in global software production and use are shedding light on the need to examine how software perpetuates existing power imbalances and entrenching dependencies across the globe. This means that we are also concerned with understanding the dominating and restrictive conditions that software imposes on people in different places.

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Systematic review of sex work interventions in sub-Saharan Africa: Examining combination…

Objective The incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections is disproportionately high among sex workers (SW).

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What are the principles of joined-up data?

At the Friday Seminar that preceded this year’s UN Statistical Commission, Open Data Watch’s Eric Swanson asked me a challenging yet pertinent question following my presentation to the plenary. He asked: “The definition and principles of ‘open data’ are quite clear and simple but the principles of joined-up data are less clear. Can you enunciate five principles of joined-up data that could serve as a practical guide for others?” This is a question that we at the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project have been beginning to answer through our discussion papers, blogs and consultation paper. That said, Eric touched on a real gap in terms of concrete guidance when it comes to a commonly recognised list of principles for interoperability – the ability to access and process data from multiple sources without losing meaning, and integrate them for mapping, visualisation, and other forms of analysis – at a global level.

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The Business Case for Malaria Prevention: Employer Perceptions of Workplace LLIN Distribution…

Kate Klein as part of her Master of Science in Public Health program in Social and Behavioral Interventions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health undertook a study of the potential for private sector involvement in malaria prevention in Ghana. She shares a summary of her work here. During her practicum in Ghana she was hosted by JHU’s Center for Communications Programs and its USAID supported VectorWorks Program. Her practicum she was also supported by the JHU Center for Global Health, and she presented her findings in a poster at the CGH’s Global Health Day on 30th March 2017. Her essay readers/advisers were Dr.

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Myanmar – update on malaria indicators

Myanmar is one of the countries at the epicenter of the developing resistance of malaria parasites to artemisinin based drugs. This means there is a strong need for prompt, appropriate and thorough diagnosis and treatment of febrile illnesses and malaria as well as the regular use of effective malaria preventive technologies. The 2015-16 Demographic and Health Survey for the country is thus a timely source of information to improve malaria interventions. Highlights from the DHS follow.

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World Water Day: Water and Neglected Tropical Diseases

The United Nations introduces us to the challenges of water. “Water is the essential  building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.” Unfortunately, “Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.” Haiti: Importance of Water to prevent STH Many of the infectious health challenges known as Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have issues of water associated with their transmission. This may relate to scarcity of water and subsequent hygiene problems. It may relate to water quality and contamination

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