April 25 is World Malaria Day. What' new?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a new initiative in combating malaria called ‘T3: Test, Treat, Track’, which urges malaria-endemic countries and donors to “move towards universal access to diagnostic testing and antimalarial treatment, and to build robust malaria surveillance systems.”
Surveillance via tracking and mapping should mean more use of GIS to fight the disease.
Not news to me, but I guess someone had to write it down:
The developed application shows that by using solely Open Source software it was possible to develop a customisable web based GIS application that provides functions necessary to convey health and environmental data to experts and non-experts alike without the requirement of proprietary software.
Ireland is looking for contractor for its online health atlas.
The HSE is seeking to set up a framework agreement for the development of its Health Intelligence Ireland system, a web application portal supporting health service planning and monitoring — including the National Quality Assurance Information System (NQAIS) and a health system ‘service directory’, Irish Medical Times reports.
The Executive has changed the name of its award-winning Health Atlas Ireland to the Health Intelligence Ireland system. It is an open-source mapping, database and statistical system, integrating GIS, database and statistical components with a user-friendly interface that supports web-enabled access across the Irish health sector and collaborating agencies.
- Irish Medical Times (i had to say I was a health professional to read it. I lied.)