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Best practices in availability, management and use of geospatial data to guide reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health programmes

Best practices in availability, management and use of geospatial data to guide reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health programmes
Best practices in availability, management and use of geospatial data to guide reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health programmes
The commentary provides a set of considerations and some examples for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) programmes that wish to use geospatial data.
Monitoring RMNCAH data trends or change over time and estimating disease burden remain major challenges due to limited reliable geolocated data sources, inconsistent spatial denominators and technical capacity needs.
Increased availability of spatial data, such as satellite imagery and geolocated survey and facility data, coupled with recent methodological refinements, has created new opportunities for use of geographic information systems to achieve spatial disaggregation of RMNCAH data and highlights subnational monitoring among vulnerable populations.
More refined geospatial analyses can help to close the gap for countries with high maternity-related deaths and suffering.
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Molla, Yordanos B., Nilsen, Kristine, Singh, Kavita, Ruktanonchai, Corrine W., Schmitz, Michelle, Duong, Jennifer, Serbanescu, Florina, Moran, Allisyn C., Matthews, Zoe and Tatem, Andrew (2019) Best practices in availability, management and use of geospatial data to guide reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health programmes. BMJ Global Health, 4 (5), [e001406]. (doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001406).

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Abstract

The commentary provides a set of considerations and some examples for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) programmes that wish to use geospatial data.
Monitoring RMNCAH data trends or change over time and estimating disease burden remain major challenges due to limited reliable geolocated data sources, inconsistent spatial denominators and technical capacity needs.
Increased availability of spatial data, such as satellite imagery and geolocated survey and facility data, coupled with recent methodological refinements, has created new opportunities for use of geographic information systems to achieve spatial disaggregation of RMNCAH data and highlights subnational monitoring among vulnerable populations.
More refined geospatial analyses can help to close the gap for countries with high maternity-related deaths and suffering.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 April 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 1 July 2019
Published date: 1 July 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 432688
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432688
ISSN: 2059-7908
PURE UUID: eecbb781-7bb8-4bb3-9b6d-3f6750e40c66
ORCID for Andrew Tatem: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7270-941X

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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 14 May 2020 00:43

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