Malaria elimination: Moving forward with spatial decision support systems

Kelly, Gerard C., Tanner, Marcel, Vallely, Andrew and Clements, Archie (2012) Malaria elimination: Moving forward with spatial decision support systems. Trends in Parasitology, 28 7: 297-304. doi:10.1016/j.pt.2012.04.002


Author Kelly, Gerard C.
Tanner, Marcel
Vallely, Andrew
Clements, Archie
Title Malaria elimination: Moving forward with spatial decision support systems
Journal name Trends in Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-4922
1471-5007
Publication date 2012-07
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.pt.2012.04.002
Volume 28
Issue 7
Start page 297
End page 304
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Operational challenges facing contemporary malaria elimination have distinct geospatial elements including the need for high-resolution location-based surveillance, targeted prevention and response interventions, and effective delivery of essential services at optimum levels of coverage. Although mapping and geographical reconnaissance (GR) has traditionally played an important role in supporting malaria control and eradication, its full potential as an applied health systems tool has not yet been fully realised. As accessibility to global positioning system (GPS), geographic information system (GIS) and mobile computing technology increases, the role of an integrated spatial decision support system (SDSS) framework for supporting the increased operational demands of malaria elimination requires further exploration, validation and application; particularly in the context of resource-poor settings.
Keyword Malaria elimination
Spatial decision support system
Geographic information systems
Surveillance
Monitoring and evaluation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 16 May 2012.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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