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Environmental change, land-use, globalisation, and socio-economic contexts are all widely recognised to affect the transmission patterns of infectious diseases. Yet data on these disease determinants are often highly dispersed and difficult to obtain. ECDC...Read more
A study from the University of Queensland published in PLOS Medicine shows just over 4% of the population is diagnosed with depression. The Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean are the saddest places, with 5% of the population being...Read more
Direct Relief, this year’s winner of Esri’s President’s Award, uses GIS, among other tools, to provide medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters and civil unrest. Just how do they use GIS in this global effort?...Read more
Typhoon Haiyan (also called Yolanda) has hit the Phillipines killing likely over 1000 people. The crisis mapper communities have reacted fast and started to map the affected areas in OpenStreetMap.
Can identifying clusters of women who are likely to smoke during pregnancy or start prenatal visits later than recommended be a step toward healthy babeis? A study published in the International Journal of Health Geographics suggests yes.
Four spatial clusters...Read more