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GIS Mapping and Health in Ghana: The Prospects

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool for working with location information that helps researchers integrate disparate data from a wide variety of sources, and can even be used to enforce quality control measures on those data. Most developing countries like Ghana still manually generate demographic health data and is therefore subject to human-generated mistakes and miscoding.

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The use of GIS mapping in national development is imperative as maps are generated in digital formats. This in the long run make decision making better about a location, improve communication, help for better record keeping and managing space. GIS has been used in Ghana in few fields with the practice still in its infancy stage. Amongst them is the Health sector which still needs to be improved upon. Like most new applications, there is a lot of promise, but also a lot of pitfalls that must be avoided along the way.

Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon Accra where we will explore:

  • The benefits of GIS Mapping in Health
  • Applications
  • How can it be used extensively in the private and public health sectors
  • GIS Mapping and its influence on the National Development PlanGUID-658147AE-D9F5-408D-B4E8-DD58161D4D31-web

RSVP to join the experience of exploring this important subject area and to guide our discussions and lead the way forward is our key thought leader is:

Katharine Gage, Advisor to the Executive Director – U.S Global Development Lab (USAID)

Please RSVP now to join us and your esteemed peers at the next Technology Salon Accra. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treats for a morning rush. Seating is however limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list!

Date: 12th November, 2015

Time: 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Venue: New Media Hub at Penplusbytes, No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu, Accra, Ghana (map)

About the Technology Salon

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The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • Technology’s impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people – and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

Source: Penplusbytes

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