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Geospatial Methodology to Reach Mobile Populations

Hannah Wild of Stanford University in the U.S. will develop a modelling-based approach that uses remote sensing and geospatial analysis to include neglected and high-risk nomadic populations in health databases and for campaign planning. Nomadic pastoralists are some of the poorest populations but they are often missed by health services and campaigns because they are difficult to track. They will design algorithms and methods that use satellite imagery and open access geospatial data to capture population movements over time, which will be validated in the field. They will also develop the technical infrastructure to scale these methods and produce automated packages and best-practice guidelines so they can be implemented in a variety of low-resource settings.

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