3 years ago

Mapping for Health in Cameroon: Polio Legacy and Beyond.

Sume GE, Rosencrans LC, Anokwa Y, Fezeu M, Seaman VY, Voorman A, Kouontchou JC
During the poliovirus outbreak in Cameroon from October 2013 to April 2015, the Ministry of Public Health's Expanded Program on Immunization requested technical support to improve mapping of health district boundaries and health facility locations for more effective planning and analysis of polio program data. In December 2015, teams collected data on settlements, health facilities, and other features using smartphones. These data, combined with high-resolution satellite imagery, were used to create new health area and health district boundaries, providing the most accurate health sector administrative boundaries to date for Cameroon. The new maps are useful to and used by the polio program as well as other public health programs within Cameroon such as the District Health Information System and the Emergency Operations Center, demonstrating the value of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's legacy.

Publisher URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28838181

DOI: PubMed:28838181

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