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Digital Health has the potential to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, to support health systems in all countries, and to ensure a greater impact on health and disease prevention. Emerging technologies are on the rise and have already made their breakthrough in health and humanitarian settings. The policy landscape is evolving and privacy regulations are changing how we collect and store information. To enlighten us, inspire us, and better prepare us for what’s to come, we have developed an event program to help shape dialogue, discussion, and action. We have thought leaders in the fields of data use and analytics, cloud technologies and artificial intelligence, policy/regulation, and sustainability. Learn how organizations can work together to solve challenges in the international humanitarian and development sector through technology-enabled solutions. Have a look at the event program below, browse the attendee directory and start your networking early!
Monday, October 28 • 14:15 - 15:00
Breakout 1: Leveraging Geospatial Data to Support Public Health Interventions

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Geospatial data are becoming more available in low- and middle-income countries. And, thanks to advanced methodologies, population data are also more available and accurate. In parallel, information about health facilities (e.g. geolocation, available services, type, contact) are collected by a wide range of partners. These data can be highly valuable to improve coverage estimates, detect gaps in service availability and population accessibility to basic health care. However, they remain critically underused in many countries. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities that geospatial data present for decision making and the challenges that we faced in making them available.

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Martin De Wulf

Bluesquare
Geospatial data are becoming more available in low- and middle-income countries. And, thanks to advanced methodologies, population data are also more available and accurate. In parallel, information about health facilities (e.g. geolocation, available services, type, contact) are... Read More →


Monday October 28, 2019 14:15 - 15:00
H8-01-E

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