Using Interactive High-Resolution Geospatial Mapping to Inform Health Campaign Targeting in Mozambique
Kerry Selvester of Associação Académica de Nutrição e Segurança Alimentar (ANSA) in Mozambique will develop an interactive online mapping and data visualization tool to identify high-risk and under-served populations in Mozambique to improve the outcome of health campaigns. They will generate high-resolution maps of existing geospatial datasets such as estimated travel time to health facilities and use remote sensing and make predictions using machine learning approaches to generate new maps of other health-related indicators. They will also build an interactive dashboard for users to quickly and easily access the available data for health campaigns. They have performed a pilot of the approach to help the Ministry of Health better target their limited resources for tackling the spread of COVID-19. They will evaluate the results of this pilot and identify additional datasets and data gaps that will be collected and consolidated, and the visualization tool will also be updated and its value qualitatively assessed.