Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619057
Title:
Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015
Authors:
Nic Lochlainn, LM; Gayton, I; Theocharopoulos, G; Edwards, R; Danis, K; Kremer, R; Kleijer, K; Tejan, SM; Sankoh, M; Jimissa, A; Greig, J; Caleo, G
Journal:
PLoS One
Abstract:
During the 2014-16 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the Magburaka Ebola Management Centre (EMC) operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, identified that available district maps lacked up-to-date village information to facilitate timely implementation of EVD control strategies. In January 2015, we undertook a survey in chiefdoms within the MSF EMC catchment area to collect mapping and village data. We explore the feasibility and cost to mobilise a local community for this survey, describe validation against existing mapping sources and use of the data to prioritise areas for interventions, and lessons learned.
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Issue Date:
3-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619057
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0189959
PubMed ID:
29298314
Submitted date:
2018-01-11
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorNic Lochlainn, LMen
dc.contributor.authorGayton, Ien
dc.contributor.authorTheocharopoulos, Gen
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDanis, Ken
dc.contributor.authorKremer, Ren
dc.contributor.authorKleijer, Ken
dc.contributor.authorTejan, SMen
dc.contributor.authorSankoh, Men
dc.contributor.authorJimissa, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGreig, Jen
dc.contributor.authorCaleo, Gen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-16T16:56:25Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-16T16:56:25Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-03-
dc.date.submitted2018-01-11-
dc.identifier.citationImproving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015. 2018, 13 (1):e0189959 PLoS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid29298314-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0189959-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619057-
dc.description.abstractDuring the 2014-16 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the Magburaka Ebola Management Centre (EMC) operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, identified that available district maps lacked up-to-date village information to facilitate timely implementation of EVD control strategies. In January 2015, we undertook a survey in chiefdoms within the MSF EMC catchment area to collect mapping and village data. We explore the feasibility and cost to mobilise a local community for this survey, describe validation against existing mapping sources and use of the data to prioritise areas for interventions, and lessons learned.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.rightsPublished by Public Library of Science, [url]http://www.plosone.org/[/url] Archived on this site by Open Access permissionen
dc.titleImproving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015en
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Oneen

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