By World Health Organization
The release by way of WHO of an cutting edge public well-being mapping programme which promotes using automated Geographical details platforms (GIS) to enhance sickness surveillance is reworking the way in which geographically associated details can be utilized to watch ailment increase overall healthiness care and shop lives. This e-book indicates how health and wellbeing mapping is getting used by way of decision-makers to spot populations in danger investigate healthiness care assurance consultant healthiness quarter strengthening spotlight the geographical unfold of ailments and stratify danger components. It additionally is helping verify source allocation plan and goal interventions help the tracking and research of traits and aid advocacy and fundraising. half 1 highlights a number of the ways that overall healthiness mapping and GIS are getting used either in nations and on the international point to notify decision-making and increase well-being care. half 2 appears to be like at how public overall healthiness mapping and GIS are getting used around the board to aid worldwide efforts to roll again malaria. half three examines how public wellbeing and fitness mapping and GIS are poised to turn into state of the art instruments for sickness surveillance and worldwide wellbeing and fitness defense within the twenty first century.
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