Presentation on theme: "GIS INTEGRATION IN HEALTH CASE OF RWANDA Uwayezu Gilbert and Murenzi Daniel."— Presentation transcript:
GIS INTEGRATION IN HEALTH CASE OF RWANDA Uwayezu Gilbert and Murenzi Daniel
GIS, a tool deployed by Rwanda HIV/ AIDS program to support decision making: the case of TRACnet System. “Monitoring of drug supplies by facility, district and region to prevent shortages and stock-outs” When you don’t know where something is happening on time, it is not easy to give an appropriate solution or make a rapid intervention. GIS is helping us in understanding the “where” problem. To respond to an effective management of Anti-Retroviral drugs and be able to monitor on time the stock level at health facilities level; there is a need of having a tool which allows the central level to access the a information on ARVs stock level in order to provide a rapid response in terms of drugs distribution in case there is a shortage or stock-out at a particular ART Health Facility. We are using Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool with other processes that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that is linked to location contributes to respond to those needs mentioned.
Our logic frame: Applying GIS technology to process HIV disease strategic information to support decision-making and guide work processes (public health actions) in order to accomplish the program mission.
GIS is helping our Malaria control Unit in malaria surveillance as an approach to predict malaria epidemics, control malaria vectors.....
Determining geographic distribution of diseases Analyzing spatial and temporal trends Mapping populations at risk Assessing resources allocation Planning and targeting interventions Monitoring diseases and interventions over time. GIS integration into EMR. Tracking Trends in Health Care with GIS GIS future areas of action for Ministry of Health
Challenges No enough skilled personnel to implement GIS projects in health sector. No tools to run GIS applications (Software and Hardware). Getting spatial data is still an issue…(too expensive).