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GIS Health News Weekly: Animal and People Pathogens

Map Pathogens in Man and Animal for Prevention Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens. Called the Enhanced Infectious Diseases (EID2) database it maps the...

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GIS Health News Weekly: HOTOSM, Opioid Prescriptions, Birth Control Laws around the World

Help Create Maps to Fight Ebola in West Africa   Tweets @assocCartONG: Ebola outbreak is not over in West Africa, nor is @hotosm activation! You can contribute to the map on:  #map4ebola Wide Variation In Prescription...Read more

GIS Tackles Big Issues: Environment, Health, Climate and Infrastructure

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?

GIS Health News Weekly: Barbers, Polio, Lower Child Death Rates

Blood Pressure Check at the Barber Dr. Ronald Victor is taking blood pressure checks to the men of Los Angeles, by way of the barbershop. This week, he received an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a study testing whether...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: Services Costs, Software Costs, Local Pollution

Another Maps of Medical Costs Across the U.S. According to a new cost-comparison map from Castlight Health shows the variation in medical prices across the U.S. It uses the price of four different services: a lipid panel, a CT scan (of head/brain), an MRI (of...Read more

GIS Health News Weekly: UK GP Lottery, Montreal Maps, Toe Nails

UK Doctors Not Evenly Distributed Research carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) showed a stark divide in access to doctors, with people living in the most deprived communities facing the longest waiting times. There is good news,...Read more

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