mapping for improved resource allocation and advocacy:
Training of health department staff in health mapping using free
software (Open Jump).
Training May 5-7 2010
The 30 participants
came from eight districts (Belu, TTS, Kupang, Kota Kupang, Alor,
Flores Timur, Maggarai Barat, Sumba Timor) around NTT as well as
the provincial health office to learn innovative, low cost techniques
for epidemiological and health infrastructure mapping (participant
list). Using open source geographic information software (Open
Jump) along with inexpensive mobile phone based field data collection
tools, district health staff developed skills to analyse and improve
the quality of their health data. The training proved so popular
additional classes were provided after the official workshop.
Indonesian language, multi media training material was provided
to the participants to allow then to continue individual learning
beyond the duration of the workshop. View
the openjump health mapping training tutorial here. Prior to
the training Open Jump data visualisation and layout tools were
improved, based on previous health mapping project experience, through
collaboration with Prof.
in this AusAID funded program presented results from their health
mapping activities. A broad range of examples were given of how
health mapping is now being used to inform health resource allocation,
project development and advocacy including: comprehensive health
service audits in remote, regional districts; innovative maternal
and neonatal health analysis including the mobile mapping of pregnant
women to ensure access to trained health staff for birth.