The Geography of Universal Health Coverage: Why geographic information systems are needed to ensure equitable access to quality health care

by Susann Roth, Steeve Ebener, Boonchai Kijsanayotin et al.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Briefs, No. 55, April 2016

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Geographic information system (GIS) is a powerful data integration platform to visualize and analyze the geography of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in general and any specific program in particular, such as malaria control and elimination. When the necessary data are available, GIS analytical approaches reveal relationships and trends that might not be evident through the use of other ICT-based technologies. The use of this platform can mean the difference between believing that health service provision or social health protection is improving, and knowing that interventions are in fact reaching their intended target and addressing the health needs of particular population groups.

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