Thursday, 13 August 2009

Mapping availability of HIV, AIDS and TB services in Kenya

How can policymakers identify gaps in the delivery of HIV, AIDS and TB services at the community level?
How can communities provide feedback to policymakers on availability and quality of services in their area?
How can communities affected by AIDS be referred to appropriate local services?

The information needed to answer these important questions is mostly already available, just not easily accessible. A new AIDSPortal project seeks to make it easier to answer these and other questions by publishing data on location and type of HIV services for Kenya on a Google map.

The project is a partnership with the Kenyan AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO) and Ushahidi and receives funding from the Google.org Fund at the Tides Foundation .

It will adapt the platform developed by Ushahidi for crowd sourcing crisis information to enable the publication of data on the coverage of HIV, AIDS and TB services across Africa. Outcomes from this work will be:

• A way for organisations to publish and maintain interactive data relating to public, non-governmental organisation (NGO) and community based organization (CBO) service provision
• More widespread, accessible and, up to date visual information and supportive material, such as contact details, for policy makers, planners and professionals

This map will allow policy makers, practitioners and advocates to identify gaps in services and improve referrals for people living with HIV or AIDS.

Some of the questions we seek to answer during this project include:

• Is it more cost effective for a network with pre-existing linkages with service providers to collect data on service availability?
• Does this approach result in reliable and accurate data?
• What incentives are need to encourage service providers to update their own data?
• What is the most appropriate way to make this data accessible to different audiences (communities affected by AIDS, service providers, policymakers and donors)?

Please leave a comment below or contact us if you would like to know more. For information on other organisations funded through the Geo Challenge Grant see the following link. Official google.org Blog: Announcing 14 Geo Challenge Grant Recipients

3 comments:

James Lackey said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
James Lackey said...

Truly an incredible narrative. Thank you for such a sweet tutorial - all this time later, I've found it and love the end result. I appreciate the time you spent sharing your skills.Out-of-home advertising is an often disregarded as an effective marketing strategy, but tactically can prove to be very important component to the marketing of a product or service. You may ask why? This is because Out-of-home advertising is capable of capturing the attention of your audience without the competing influences present at home in the form of newspapers and magazines crowded with ads, back-to-back TV and radio commercials, direct mails in your inbox, text messages on your mobiles, hearsay and not to mention family and household demands.

Outlet Wade said...

Halloween is right around the corner and Nike could potentially be releasing some kind of Halloween Pack that includes the Kobe 11.Seen here in new pictures is an Curry Shoes upcoming colorway of the Kobe 11 which features a grey Flyknit upper with black detailing Kobe shoes on the inner liner, the design on the heel, and the Flywire cables that run Curry 2 down the side panels. The rib-caged design on the heel and the skulls on the Kobe 8 insoles are a pretty good indication that this is a pair designed for the upcoming LeBron zoom soldier 9 holiday.No release date is available yet for this grey colorway of the Nike Kobe 11, Kobe venomenon 5 but stay tuned to Kicks On Fire for updates.
Under Armour is making big moves kobe 10 elite out here, man! They just struck a deal with MLB to be the leagues official KD Shoes For Sale on-field uniform provider beginning with the 2020 season. This new deal secures UA’s first major LeBron 14 professional sports uniform deal in the U.S. Although Under Armour currently sponsors big time MLB Kobe 6 athletes such Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper and Buster Posey, they now get to put their Nike Basketball Shoes logo on the jerseys of every single player in the league. The deal will partner NBA Stars Shoes them with Fanatics on production and and customization of the uniforms, as well as retail Adidas Basketball Shoes sales of the jerseys and fan apparel.Thoughts on this latest power move from Under Armour? kobe basketball shoes Sound off in the comments below.P.S. MLB, Under Armour, and Fanatics have yet to officially KD 6 announce the deal and all three have either declined comment or been unavailable for comment Golden State Warriors Jerseys on the news.
With the unveiling of the new Kobe A.D., this Nike Kobe 11 Kobe 11 Invisibility Cloak, may perhaps be one of the last iterations of Bryant’s final on-court signature Russell Westbrook Shoes sneaker.Taking cues from the Nike Zoom Kobe 7 that debuted in 2012, the low-top basketball Paul George Shoes