Health GIS Tidbits - 6/10/11
Along with the nonprofit organization PING (Positive Innovation for the Next Generation), Hewlett-Packard has announced it will use its webOS mobile operating system to bolster surveillance of malaria outbreaks in Botswana.
The CHAI (the Clinton Health Access Initiative) and mobile network provider MASCOM are also collaborating on the effort...
In this week's PLoS Medicine, Ricardo Soares Magalhães and Archie Clements, from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, describe how they used national cross-sectional household-based demographic health surveys to map the distribution of anaemia risk in preschool-age children in Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Mali. The use of such maps has significant practical implications for targeted control of anaemia in these countries,...
Digital mapping company MapIT in South Africa is offering technology to insure private, NGO and state organisations are involved in HIV education, prevention and treatment do not duplicate efforts in targeting the disease.
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