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Mapping Health Facilities in Crises – Reflections and Directions

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I am wrapping up my thesis research (finally!), which focuses on the mapping of health facilities in crisis settings. Over the past 3 years, I have spent countless hours looking at datasets, GPS coordinates, and long lists of indicators of the functionality of health facilities. I have been looking to see what effective tools are […]

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Measuring Famine – Scales, Indicators and Thresholds

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The current food crisis in the Horn of Africa (consisting of the countries of Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia) is an evolving humanitarian emergency that is bordering on disaster. Millions of people face serious health risks related to malnutrition, fuelled by a drought in the region but largely compounded by a worsening security situation, conflict, […]

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