The COVID-19 pandemic is costing hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide and infecting millions. By improving governments' and public health actors' information on populations, facilities and resources, geospatial data helps to comprehend and contain the spread of COVID-19, and efficiently deal with its consequences. GRID3 is working with governments to ensure that timely geospatial data is at their disposal and the necessary knowledge to use that data is readily available. Find news, resources and data around GRID3's COVID-19 related work here.


May 18, 2021
GRID3 data as a building block for COVAX interventions: spotlight on Nigeria microplanning

To plan and implement efficient COVID-19 immunisation campaigns, Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) joined forces with GRID3 Nigeria to support COVID-19 vaccine delivery and access strategies across the country.

May 13, 2021
Physical distancing datasets can help control COVID-19 spread in sub-Saharan Africa’s urban areas

GRID3 has released 50 new datasets that can support countries looking to use nuanced, data-driven approaches to controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus. These data provide information on urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa where population density and the spatial arrangement of buildings may make it difficult to maintain physical distancing (also known as “social distancing”). 

November 9, 2020
Tackling COVID-19 in Nigeria: using population data to model virus spread post-lockdown

The Government of Nigeria collaborated with researchers from the United Kingdom’s University College London (UCL) to study, using GRID3 Nigeria’s gridded population estimates, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus causing the COVID-19 disease — across Nigeria.



How to tackle COVID-19 with geospatial analysis?

Discover below some of our #DataAgainstCOVID19 examples, highlighting how GRID3 data can be applied to support decision makers with their response to the pandemic:


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Discover how the GRID3 data solutions can be utilised to help determine the implementation of the most efficient COVID-19 containment and prevention strategies.

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