As part of their efforts to fight a polio outbreak in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Horn of Africa polio office is monitoring cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) in health facilities throughout Kenya. To facilitate this AFP surveillance, WHO needed an updated base layer containing the names and locations of all health facilities in the country. This layer will be used to populate a drop-down menu in the Open Data Kit data collection tool being used by the surveyors who visit the health facilities, resulting in a clean, consistent dataset.
Four GISCorps volunteers from Kenya; Kevin Otiego, Ken Kiema, Davince Koyo, and Waswa Barasa spent the month of May working on this mission.
Recruitment complete, project in process.