Mapping Health Issues in Kibera and other Health GIS News
Jamie Lundine in a health geographer working with the Map Kibera Trust. Kibera, a settlement in Kenya that until recently went unmapped was featured in The Geospatial Revolution. The latest work involves mapping health issues and turning the mapping into action in Mathare, a slum in Nairobi.
Mapping the sanitation in situation in Mathare has been a process of continual learning. When we began the Map Mathare pilot project in December 2010, we employed a dynamic methodology to engage young people and the community issues in the approximately 20 villages in Mathare.
Matt Sparke is a geographer and professor of international studies at the University of Washington and also director of the new UW global health undergraduate minor.
He is co-author of Seattle Geographies, which among other things speaks to the city's leadership role in global health. That the authors argue that role stems from some world-class rioting in 1999 during a WTO meeting.