On-site technical assistance
The AeHIN GIS Lab also provides on-site technical assistance to the the health sector (government and partners) when it comes to:
- Assessing gaps and needs;
- Implementing standards and developing guidelines, protocols, strategies, plans and policies to geo-enable the HIS;
- Strengthening data management and GIS technical capacities;
- Brokering with the private sector and the open source community to give access to the appropriate GIS technology;
- Coaching GIS based projects.
The countries part of the first wave of onsite support are (by alphabetical order): Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand. This list is meant to evolve and grow as additional financial resources are made available to the AeHIN GIS Lab.
Remote technical assistance
Thanks to the support provided by ADB, the AeHIN GIS Lab is also in the position to provide remote assistance to the health sector in Malaria endemic AeHIN Member countries. The list of these countries can be downloaded from here. Please contact us to find out more about the support that the Lab can provide.
Access to GIS technology
While the Lab is not promoting the use of any particular GIS technology, the NGO agreement signed with Esri allows eligible AeHIN Member countries to benefit from the following:
- ArcGIS online and ArcGIS desktop licenses that can be freely borrowed for a maximum period of respectively 6 month and 1 year. The list of eligible counties can be downloaded from here and the condition of use can be found as part of the request form downloadable from here;
- Highly discounted GIS software bundles (ArcGIS desktop, ArcGIS Online, extensions). The pager describing the different bundles and associated conditions can be downloaded from here.
The AeHIN GIS Lab is working with partners at developing the following series of guidance documents aiming at homogenizing and improving the quality of geospatial data in the health sector in the region:
The following starter kits have then been developed to help new users to get started on ArcMap and ArcGIS online:
The Lab is also currently working on the development of:
- Documents and protocols to help countries in the use of GIS to conduct analysis pertinent to UHC;
- A curriculum on geospatial data management and GIS for Schools of Public Health in Asia and the Pacific; and
- A knowledge repository.
This material will be posted here as it becomes available.
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