Infrastructure mapping

February 23, 2023
Sierra Leone tackles HPV in its latest nationwide vaccination campaign

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and its Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) embarked on a campaign with Clinton Health Access Initiative, Gavi, GRID3, and WHO to administer HPV vaccines to ten-year-old girls throughout the country.

January 26, 2023
Mapping COVID-19 risk and supporting vaccination microplanning in Mozambique

To support Mozambique with its COVID-19 response, GRID3 has mapped communities’ relative risk to COVID-19 and produced microplanning maps that can aid the deployment of resources around vaccination efforts. 

October 21, 2022
Planners in Zambia continue to draw on geospatial solutions to make sure no one is left behind

One of GRID3’s programmatic goals is to strengthen countries’ capacities to use geospatial data and technologies for development interventions. GRID3 delivered an extensive training of trainers (ToT) programme in Zambia which was attended by urban planners. As a result of these trainings, planning councils look to use geospatial solutions to inform integrated development plans (IDPs).

August 25, 2022
A milestone in DRC’s campaign to make vaccination planning more effective and equitable

The GRID3 Mapping for Health project has reached a major milestone in its 19-month effort to support vaccination interventions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

August 12, 2022
The drive to promote better health facility data in sub-Saharan Africa

GRID3 has begun supporting the WHO with the coordination and implementation of the Geolocated Health Facilities Data (GHFD) initiative in the Africa Region. Currently, the GFHD is supporting the production of needs assessments and work plans relating to countries’ health facility master lists.

June 17, 2022
Maps play an important role in Zambia’s COVID-19 vaccination planning

The Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI), under Zambia’s Ministry of Health, and GRID3 have been organising and facilitating district-level microplanning workshops. The first round of workshops were held in all of Zambia’s 10 provinces and over 2,700 health officials were trained on how to incorporate GRID3 maps into their COVID-19 vaccination microplans. 

September 24, 2021
GRID3 microplanning maps to support non-polio immunisation activities in Nigeria

Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency has partnered with GRID3 to improve microplanning for its Non-Polio Supplementary Immunisation Activities campaign. The agency is using 9,308 ward-level maps produced by GRID3 to prepare microplans ahead of the next campaign, set to start in November 2021.

August 31, 2021
Sierra Leone government uses GRID3 insights for new school infrastructure and catchment area planning policy

In June 2021, the government of Sierra Leone released its new School Infrastructure and Catchment Area Planning policy. Laying the foundation for increased access to safe, quality education, the document draws extensively upon insights from the GRID3 Education Coverage in Sierra Leone report. The policy was also informed by additional school catchment mapping conducted by GRID3 in collaboration with Fab Inc.

August 11, 2021
Sierra Leone reaches new milestone in mapping health facilities

Representatives from government ministries and departments, global health organisations, and GRID3 convened in Bo, Sierra Leone in July 2021 to review and validate the country’s master health facility list, a vital tool for planning health service delivery and interventions.

July 27, 2021
GRID3 maps to improve mobile health service delivery in the Somali and Afar regions of Ethiopia

GRID3 created 133 maps showcasing how far people live from health facilities and the size of those populations for all districts (called woredas) in the Somali and Afar regions. Amref Health Africa will be using the maps to identify where mobile health/outreach services are most needed.

July 16, 2021
Using data analytics to improve radio coverage and enhance education access during disease outbreaks in Sierra Leone

In collaboration with MBSSE, the GRID3 team at Flowminder carried out an analysis using GIS and its optimisation algorithm to improve radio coverage and enhance education access during disease outbreaks.

July 15, 2021
Formalising a vital partnership in Sierra Leone

On 23 May, Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and GRID3 signed a memorandum of understanding that formalised a partnership that has already made important progress in the country’s drive to accurately map its health facilities. 

December 22, 2020
A new report provides insight for improving access to education for all children in Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE) in Sierra Leone and GRID3 jointly released a School Coverage Analysis in Sierra Leone report which identifies where children are located relative to schools based on national targets.

April 17, 2020
African governments utilise GRID3 data in response to COVID-19

As the outbreak of the new coronavirus begins to extend into sub-Saharan Africa, GRID3 is marshalling its data resources and capacities to help partner governments plan rapid, effective responses.

February 14, 2020
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health uses geospatial data to inform National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anaesthesia & Nursing Plan

To inform the Nigerian National Surgical, Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Nursing Plan developed by the Federal Ministry of Health of Nigeria, GRID3 mapped health facilities in Nigeria as well as visualised the surgical workforce in relation to population at the subnational level.