Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621144
Title:
Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015.
Authors:
Nic Lochlainn, Laura M; Gayton, Ivan; Theocharopoulos, Georgios; Edwards, Robin; Danis, Kostas; Kremer, Ronald; Kleijer, Karline; Tejan, Sumaila M; Sankoh, Mohamed; Jimissa, Augustin; Greig, Jane; Caleo, Grazia
Abstract:
During the 2014-16 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the Magburaka Ebola Management Centre (EMC) operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, identified that available district maps lacked up-to-date village information to facilitate timely implementation of EVD control strategies. In January 2015, we undertook a survey in chiefdoms within the MSF EMC catchment area to collect mapping and village data. We explore the feasibility and cost to mobilise a local community for this survey, describe validation against existing mapping sources and use of the data to prioritise areas for interventions, and lessons learned.
Citation:
Improving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015. 2018, 13 (1):e0189959 PLoS ONE
Journal:
PloS One 2018; 13(1):e1089959
Issue Date:
3-Jan-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/621144
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0189959
PubMed ID:
29298314
Language:
en
ISSN:
1932-6203
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dc.contributor.authorNic Lochlainn, Laura Men
dc.contributor.authorGayton, Ivanen
dc.contributor.authorTheocharopoulos, Georgiosen
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorDanis, Kostasen
dc.contributor.authorKremer, Ronalden
dc.contributor.authorKleijer, Karlineen
dc.contributor.authorTejan, Sumaila Men
dc.contributor.authorSankoh, Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorJimissa, Augustinen
dc.contributor.authorGreig, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorCaleo, Graziaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-12T08:31:53Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-12T08:31:53Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-03-
dc.identifier.citationImproving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015. 2018, 13 (1):e0189959 PLoS ONEen
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid29298314-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0189959-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/621144-
dc.description.abstractDuring the 2014-16 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the Magburaka Ebola Management Centre (EMC) operated by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, identified that available district maps lacked up-to-date village information to facilitate timely implementation of EVD control strategies. In January 2015, we undertook a survey in chiefdoms within the MSF EMC catchment area to collect mapping and village data. We explore the feasibility and cost to mobilise a local community for this survey, describe validation against existing mapping sources and use of the data to prioritise areas for interventions, and lessons learned.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PloS oneen
dc.titleImproving mapping for Ebola response through mobilising a local community with self-owned smartphones: Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone, January 2015.en
dc.identifier.journalPloS One 2018; 13(1):e1089959en

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