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December 2022

Call for Sessions for German Congress of Geography in Frankfurt (19-23 September 2023)

The Call for Sessions for the German Congress of Geography in Frankfurt is now open. Proposals for side events can be submitted until 16 January 2023, and abstracts for papers can be submitted from 23 January till 13 March 2023.

Further information can be found here

APPLY AS A VISITING PROFESSOR

Applications for the 2024 edition (ie. from 10. June to 5. July 2024) are open until 15. February 2023. 4 teaching positions are available.

Further information here

GEOSPATIAL HEALTH SESSION AT ICOPA 2022

A special GnosisGIS session, coordinated by Sofie Stensgaard and Laura Rinaldi, was conducted as part of the International Congress of Parasitology, in Copenhagen, Denmark from 21-26 August 2022. The session with state-of-the-art scientific presentations attracted over 100 participants, and resulted in lively discussion. The session was a great succes !


August 2022

15TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GEOSPATIAL HEALTH

The International Society of Geospatial Health (GnosisGIS) successfully held its 15th International Symposium on Geospatial Health in Naples, Italy on 28-29 June.  The symposium consisted of a mix of face-to-face and virtual presentations. A BIG thank you to all presenters and the organisers of this successful event!

July 2022

October 2021

GEOSPATIAL HEALTH: THEMATIC ISSUE ON COVID-19

Geospatial Health is pleased to announce a thematic issue on COVID-19 with special reference to geospatial analysis. Submissions are welcome on mobility; socio-economic geography; accessibility to care and vaccination; and prevention and vaccine hesitancy based on geographical information systems (GIS) tools; spatial statistics including modelling; mapping; and risk factor analysis. We aim for geographically widespread research, and manuscripts showcasing results that can be applied in practise in the near future will be prioritised. The peer-review process for this special issue will be rapid with publication scheduled for February 2022. 

Manuscripts will be accepted until 31st December 2021. Non-aligned guest editors will support the editors and the Editorial Board in selecting and editing manuscripts. The processing charge for publication is 750 Euro. 

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/ 

July 2021

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

June 2021

 14th International GIS Symposium of Geospatial Health

The symposium is organised as part of the EMOP2021 conference scheduled for October 12-16, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia. Participation can be both face-2-face  and virtual.

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 5 July. Further details: https://emop2020.org

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

May 2021

HOW MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDENT GROUPS ADDRESS GLOBAL GEOHEALTH CHALLENGES WITH LOCAL ACTIONS

Five student groups at ITC addressed important global health challenges using geoinformation technology in March and April, 2021 to support informed decision-making at the local level. Via this link you can access the full text.

May 2021

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.

see this link for further information

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/

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

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