NEWS AND RECENT EVENTS


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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