Mapping Health Facilities

Center for International Earth Science Information Network; Flowminder Foundation; United Nations Population Fund; WorldPop, University of Southampton

“Mapping Health Facilities” discusses GRID3’s work with local stakeholders and data collectors to build capacity for the production and management of geospatial data on health facilities. This paper first discusses GRID3's approach to mapping health facility data. In the next section, it discusses GRID3's support of routine and non-routine immunisation campaigns in Nigeria and the consolidation of existing health facilities data and collection of new data in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Following that, new GRID3 initiatives are discussed, including data consolidation and collection in Zambia and work around health facilities data in Sierra Leone. For more information, see

Keywords: COVID-19; health facilities; community health workers; GIS; GTS; health catchment; microplan; microplanning; points of interest; sustainable development; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Zambia; GRID3; health zones; vaccination; immunisation; CIESIN; UNFPA; Flowminder; WorldPop; polio; Africa; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; District Health Information Software 2; Directorate of Planning, Policy, and Information; Division of the National Health Information System; Expanded Program on Immunization; Geographic Information System; Geospatial Tracking System; Local Government Area; Mapping For Health; Maternal and Child Survival Program; National Primary Health Care Development Agency; National Spatial Data Infrastructure; Open Data Kit; Public Health Services and Solutions; Quality analysis and quality control; routine immunisation; non-routine immunisation; Service Availability and Readiness Assessment; United States Agency for International Development; Vaccination Tracking System; Wild Polio Virus; Zambia Statistics Agency


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Center for International Earth Science Information Network
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September 13, 2021


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Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; Flowminder Foundation; United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); WorldPop, University of Southampton. 2021. Mapping Health Facilities. Palisades, NY: Georeferenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3). Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR

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