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2020-05-21

Talarify joins the international afrimapr team

In 2019 we applied for the Wellcome Open Research Fund grants and was delighted to learn in October that our application was successful.

The project is lead by Dr Andy South from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. The team includes:
- Haruko Nakao (Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, UK)
- Dr Julie-Anne Tangena (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
- Dr Margareth Gfrerer (Education Strategy Centre, Ethiopia)
- Dr Paula Moraga (Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, UK)
- Dr Robin Lovelace (Leeds ,Institute for Transport Studies, UK)

The afrimapr project will create R building blocks and learning resources to facilitate the use of open geospatial health data in Africa. The R building blocks will make it easier to perform spatial data management tasks that should be straightforward, but seldom are, including: summarising data by administrative regions of different levels; joining and displaying data referenced by administrative region names; access to environmental, socio-economic and health data and displaying data in static maps and interactive web applications. [Read More…]

Anelda van der Walt - 07:53 @ afrimapr | Add a comment

Merging open health facility data sets - Part 1

This blog post first appeared on the afrimapr website is a shorter version of the full report that includes R code, readme files, data descriptions and much more. If you are really interested in what we’ve done, we strongly encourage you to head over to the full report and associated Github repository.

Background

afrimapr and afrihealthsites

Early in March 2020 the afrimapr team started looking into mapping, comparing, and combining open health facility data sets to enable better access for decision makers in Africa during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. [Read More…]

Anelda van der Walt - 07:34 @ afrimapr






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