Depuis Avril 2019, Healthsites.io, en partenariat avec Cartong, Géomatica et la communauté OpenStreetMap Sénégal, a lancé une série d’activités dans le but de cartographier les structures sanitaires au Sénégal.
Faudrait noter que cette collaboration est possible grâce à la rencontre de 2017 au niveau du Dakar Data Champion organisé par IFRC où plusieurs membres de l’équipe ont participé notamment Mark Herringer de Healthsites, Labaly Touré de Géomatica et la communauté Openstreetmap Sénégal qui a eu à faire une formation sur les techniques de cartographie collaborative Openstreetmap lors d’une séance pratique.


This study demonstrates the potential of routine household surveys to empirically model health care utilisation for the treatment of childhood fever and define catchment populations enhancing the possibilities of accurate commodity needs assessment and calculation of disease incidence. These methods could be extended to other African countries where detailed mapping of health facilities exists.

https://ij-healthgeographics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-072X-11-6


RESPONSE STRATEGY

Rapidly establishing international coordination and operational support

The overall goal of the strategic preparedness and response plan is to stop further transmission of 2019‐nCoV within China and to other countries, and to mitigate the impact of the outbreak in all countries.

Taking the above into account, the strategic objectives of the plan are to:

  • Limit human-to-human transmission, including reducing secondary infections among close contacts and healthcare workers, preventing transmission amplification events, and preventing further international spread from China;
  • Identify, isolate, and care for patients early, including providing optimized care for infected patients;
  • Identify and reduce transmission from the animal source;
  • Address crucial unknowns regarding clinical…

Saint Louis

Healthsites returned to Saint Louis in July 2019 and together with surveyors from OpenStreetMap Senegal, Geomatica and CartONG, collected 104 facilities in the district of Saint Louis. This data was saved to OpenStreetMap and shared with the Senegalese Ministry of Health.

The Regional Head of the Ministry of Health for the district of Saint Louis appreciated the geolocation of health facility data and the up-to-date information on the status of services present. Together we identified a number of user stories made possible by the data such as routing maps to determine the travel times to health services and their accessibility.


Healthsites.io/Sénégal

For the start of the pilot phase of the Healthsites project in Saint Louis of Senegal , a series of meetings, with the Health actors, was conducted in the period from 09 to 16 April 2019 by Mark Herringer , leader of the Healthsites project and of Mohamet Lamine NDIAYE from the OpenStreetMap Senegal community .


  • Meaningful incentivised opportunities for citizens to participate
  • Opportunities for Governments to get feedback on service delivery
  • Incentives for Governments to collaborate and improve service delivery
How do we activate business models focused on Sustainable Development Goals?
  • How to support open source applications and activate business models focused on Sustainable Development Goals?
  • What incentives are there for citizens and social start-up businesses to support Ministries of Health, NGO’s and private companies with service delivery?


Healthsites is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector. This open data approach invites organisations to share health facility data and collaborate to establish an accessible global baseline of health facility data.

Drive the development of baseline health facility data through Human Centered Design.

Human Centered Design to drive the development of baseline health facility data


West Africa

Healthsites is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector. This open data approach invites organisations to share health facility data and collaborate to establish an accessible global baseline of health facility data.

Currently Healthsites is focused on publishing the health capacity for West Africa. Understanding the capacity of this region enables Health Ministries and epidemiologists to manage the risk of infectious disease events.

Get in touch if you have data to share or would like to find out how to support this work.

@sharehealthdata

The Global Healthsites Mapping Project

Building a baseline of health facility data with OpenStreetMap

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