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07 Oct 2019

ASTMH 2019 Workshop on Spatial Intelligence and Digital Mapping to Optimize Disease Surveillance and Response

Smart maps and digital systems, if user-centred and implemented well, can help optimize the delivery of life-saving interventions, like indoor residual spraying, mass drug administration, and other community health services. 

On November 20, from 2 pm to 5 pm, during the ASTMH annual meeting 2019, ASTMH and Akros, along with National Malaria Control Programs, Ona, UCSF’s Malaria Elimination Initiative, PATH’s Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa, Clinton Health Access Initiative, WHO, Digital Solutions for Malaria Elimination (DSME) Community, USAID President’s Malaria Initiative (Zambia), and others have partnered to bring workshop attendees an interactive workshop on challenges encountered during large-scale intervention delivery campaigns, and how these challenges can be addressed through spatial intelligence and analytic tools.

Workshop attendees will learn processes used to build base-maps, guide and support intervention planning, and monitor coverage and impact of intervention delivery through interactive maps.

All are welcome to attend, including country governments, implementing partners, representatives from donor organizations, and individuals interested in utilizing novel approaches to improve impact in cost-effective ways.

The workshop fee is waived for registered trainees and attendees from low and low-middle income countries, for all others, the cost is $30 to register. People can e-mail directly at or register directly for the workshop when registering for ASTMH.

Read more here and here (pdf file).