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GnosisGIS - The global network of public health and earth scientists dedicated to the development of GeoSPATIAL Health.

The GnosisGIS network organizes scientific meetings, offers training courses, collaborates in research, and publishes the journal of Geospatial Health. Membership is open to health professionals, geoscientists and others who are actively interested in the advancement of geospatial health.

Geo-spatial health is about
Environmental Health Hazards

Health risk analysis focuses on linkages between environmental factors with disease occurrence and infection risk. 

Spread of Infectious Disease

Factors contributing to the spread of infectious disease include land use change affecting vector and host habitats, human interaction with vectors, urbanization, population mobility and changes in the ways water and food are delivered.

Ecology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Is about understanding the complex interactions between the environment; the individual ecologies of pathogen, vector, and host; and the effects of disease management, to predict how global and local variation in the interplay among ecological forces shape vector-borne diseases to produce shifts in disease transmission dynamics.

Community Health Profiling

Community health profiling focuses on analysis and mapping of community characteristics, such as socio-economic status, health behavior, environmental health impacts and associated (costs of) medical care use. 

Access to Health Services

Health access and planning is about the application of Geo-IT to describe and model a population’s ability to use health services when needed. 

New Geospatial Tools

Geospatial tools is about the development and application of new geographical, computer-based models and technologies for improved mapping and control of diseases of medical and veterinary importance.

Geospatial health aims to better understand the relationships between people, their health and well-being, changing physical and social environments, and health care delivery systems. Geospatial health converges concepts, knowledge, tools and techniques developed in the public health and the geo-sciences domain

News and Recent Events

October 2021

GEOHEALTH SEMINAR as part of ITC 70-year anniversary

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, October 27th 2021. The morning programme (09:00 - 10:30 CET) features two key note lectures. One by Juerg Utzinger (Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute) and one by Justine Blanford (Professor of GeoHealth at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation).

From 11:00 - 12:15 CET ITC PhD alumni will discuss possible career paths in GeoHealth. From 13:30 - 17:00 CET a network and matchmaking session will be facilitated. Details: https://www.itc.nl/about-itc/70-years-itc/programme/geo-health/ 

Registration required: https://www.itc.nl/about-itc/70-years-itc/registration-form/ 

WORRY AND CHILDREN ACTIVE BEHAVIOUR AMID THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Please take a look at this timely ongoing research by PhD candidate Roula Zougheibe on the effects of COVID-19 control measures on the social and mental wellbeing of children in Australian populations.

For details see this link


14th International GIS Symposium of Geospatial Health

October 12-16, 2021 in Belgrade, SerbiaParticipation can be both face-2-face  and virtual.

The symposium is organised as part of the EMOP2021 conference scheduled for  Deadline for abstract submission: 5 July. Further details: https://emop2020.org

Looking very much forward to this exiting event and hope to meet you soon in Belgrade.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health - an open source approach

This is a self-paced online course packed with contents that will fast-track your learning journey in the GIS and public health domain.

for further information see video here and for more information on the course content here


NEW ROAD MAP 2021-2030 for NTDs

 The World Health Organization (WHO) will formally launch its new road map for neglected tropical diseases on 28 January 2021. Registration is open for the virtual launch which comprises a 2-hour programme. ‘Ending the neglect to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: a road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021–2030’ is a high-level strategic document aimed at strengthening programmatic response to NTDs and focuses on how cross-sectoral, integrated interventions, smart investment and community engagement can strengthen and sustain health systems

  1. WHO web site info: https://www.who.int/news/item/11-01-2021-neglected-tropical-diseases-who-to-formally-launch-new-road-map-for-next-decade
  2. Virtual event registration: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0-XfZsDjQTSpBsVaTIAS0Q


WORLD NTD DAY 2021

 30 January 2021 marks the second annual World NTD Day, as we celebrate hard-earned progress and take action to #EndtheNeglect and #BeatNTDs. Around the world, 230 partners signed up to celebrate World NTD Day in 2021.

further information here

Dr. Donal Bisanzio

Landsat Gives Epidemiologists Key Insights

Mar 5, 2020 • We recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Donal Bisanzio, a senior epidemiologist with RTI International, about the intersection of epidemiology and remote sensing. Dr. Bisanzio trained as a veterinarian—he earned both a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a Ph.D in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Turin—before becoming an epidemiologist.

For the full interview see: https://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/landsat-gives-epidemiologists-key-insights/


Source: Ernst & Young Global Limited

Coronavirus dashboards that map the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of the more useful dashboards that we have been able to find online. The listing is by no means intended as complete.

World Health Organisation

CSSE Johns Hopkins

HealthMap

NextStrain

Worldometers



Travel award for Mr T.A. Robin, Bagladesh handed over by Prof Laura Rinaldi at the Liverpool Medical Centre, Liverpool, UK September 2019