GEOSPATIAL HEALTH ISSUES:
Published: 2016-04-18 09:15:41
The current issue includes papers presented at the Satellite Workshop on Spatio-Temporal Statistics of the XXVIIth International Biometric Society Conference held in Valencia, July 13-14, 2014
Guest Editors: Penelope Vounatsou, Dolores Catelan, David Conesa, Annibale Biggeri
Vol 11, No 1s (2016): HEALTHY FUTURES
Published: 2016-02-18 00:00:00
HEALTHY FUTURES (Health, environmental change and adaptive capacity: mapping, examining and anticipating future risks of water-related vector-borne diseases in eastern Africa) was a cooperative project funded under the European Commission (EC)’s Framework Programme 7 (FP7) Africa-2010 call. It ran for four years, terminating at the end of 2014, and aimed to build capacity in risk mapping for three water-related high-impact vector-borne diseases (malaria, Rift Valley fever, and schistosomiasis) in eastern Africa. Major outputs from the project are represented in the papers that make up this issue.
Guest Editors: David Taylor, Stefan Kienberger, Jack B. Malone, Adrian M. Tompkins
The objectives of GnosisGIS are to:
- Facilitate collaboration of health scientists dedicated to development of GIS-based infectious disease forecast systems
- Publish the official journal Geospatial Health for peer-reviewed articles on health applications in the geospatial sciences for disease risk mapping and ecological niche modeling
- Offer training courses on health applications of geospatial tools through an 'International School of Geospatial Health'
- Sponsor an 'International Symposia on Geospatial Health' series at annual meetings
- Publish maps, data and metadata on the web on GIS health applications
The aim of GnosisGIS is to maintain a network of collaborating health workers and earth scientists dedicated to development of global computer-based models that can be used for improved control programs for schistosomiasis and other snail-borne diseases of medical and veterinary importance. The scope of the organization has since been expanded to include other infectious diseases of medical and veterinary importance.