Mapping libyan health facilities - A collaboration between crisis mappers and the world health organization

Jennifer Lisa Chan, Robert Colombo, Altaf Musani

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Abstract

This practitioner report describes a recent example of the growing opportunities between humanitarian health organizations and the crisis mapping community. The World Health Organization (WHO) partnered with volunteer crisis mappers to quickly collect information and map over 600 health facilities after the 2011 Libya Crisis. This new collaboration between WHO staff, volunteers, technologists, GIS specialists, health cluster partners and a researcher helped provide health and geographic information to support the planning phases of an in-depth countrywide health facility assessment. Outcomes of this collaboration will also aid recovery and reconstructions efforts for the Libyan health system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherSimon Fraser University
ISBN (Print)9780864913326
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2012 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Apr 22 2012Apr 25 2012

Publication series

NameISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Other

Other9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period4/22/124/25/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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