Best Practices in Availability, Management and Use of Geospatial Data to Guide Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programmes

Molla, Yordanos B.; Nilsen, Kristine; Singh, Kavita; Ruktanonchai, Corrine Warren; Schmitz, Michelle M.; Duong, Jennifer; Serbanescu, Florina; Moran, Allisyn C.; Matthews, Zoe; & Tatem, Andrew J. (2019). Best Practices in Availability, Management and Use of Geospatial Data to Guide Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programmes. BMJ Global Health, 4(Suppl; 5), e001406. PMCID: PMC6606060

Molla, Yordanos B.; Nilsen, Kristine; Singh, Kavita; Ruktanonchai, Corrine Warren; Schmitz, Michelle M.; Duong, Jennifer; Serbanescu, Florina; Moran, Allisyn C.; Matthews, Zoe; & Tatem, Andrew J. (2019). Best Practices in Availability, Management and Use of Geospatial Data to Guide Reproductive, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programmes. BMJ Global Health, 4(Suppl; 5), e001406. PMCID: PMC6606060

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Summary: The commentary provides a set of considerations and some examples for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) programmes that wish to use geospatial data. Monitoring RMNCAH data trends or change over time and estimating disease burden remain major challenges due to limited reliable geolocated data sources, inconsistent spatial denominators and technical capacity needs. Increased availability of spatial data, such as satellite imagery and geolocated survey and facility data, coupled with recent methodological refinements, has created new opportunities for use of geographic information systems to achieve spatial disaggregation of RMNCAH data and highlights subnational monitoring among vulnerable populations. More refined geospatial analyses can help to close
the gap for countries with high maternity-related deaths and suffering.




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Molla, Yordanos B.
Nilsen, Kristine
Singh, Kavita
Ruktanonchai, Corrine Warren
Schmitz, Michelle M.
Duong, Jennifer
Serbanescu, Florina
Moran, Allisyn C.
Matthews, Zoe
Tatem, Andrew J.



2019

P2C-No. "This manuscript is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the terms of the Cooperative Agreement AID-OAA-A-14-00028."

BMJ Global Health

4

Suppl; 5

e001406








PMC6606060


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