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American Leprosy Missions (ALM) is a global organization that serves persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope. They work to cure and care for people suffering from leprosy and end this ancient disease in our lifetime.

GIS is new to leprosy field and ALM and its partners are starting to build an international GIS community to support work being done around the world. Collaborators are: ALM (USA), Universidade Federal do Pará (Brazil), the Damien Foundation (Belgium) and NLR (Netherlands). They requested the assistance of a seasoned QGIS instructor to conduct several advanced classes in model building and statistical analysis.

The recruitment resulted in selecting Dr. Mohammad Rajabi, faculty member at the Geomatics Department of BCIT in Vancouver, Canada. 

Recruitment complete, project in progress

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