Justin Cohen of the Clinton Health Access Initiative Inc in the U.S. will develop a user-friendly electronic data collection tool using an open source platform and spatial intelligence to better monitor mass drug administration campaigns in schools and in the community. Their platform integrates population mapping with field data collection processes to accurately calculate intervention coverage, such as the distribution of bed-nets or administered drugs, in near real-time. They will adapt the platform so it can be tested during two specific neglected tropical disease campaigns in Eswatini and Zambia. The platform will enable data collection on numbers of available doses and treatments, and incorporate a dashboard and maps to visualize the collected data and inform local and national decision-makers on campaign progress and to identify areas that need better coverage.
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