Using HIS/GIS Data & Tools to Improve Resource Allocation: The Yemen Experience Abdulkader Nueman Abt Associates Inc. APHA 136 th Annual Meeting & Expo San Diego, California October 25-29, 2008 Area: 555,000 km 2 Population: 20 million (2004 Census)
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Abt Associates Inc.
APHA 136th Annual Meeting & Expo
San Diego, California
October 25-29, 2008
Area: 555,000 km The Yemen Experience2 Population: 20 million (2004 Census)
Step 1: Identify health facilities with immunization services and a vaccine refrigerator (YELLOW points)
Step 2: Analyze the immunization services network by dividing area according to closest proximity to service provider (LT GREEN area)
Step 3: Analyze the 60-minute walking accessibility/coverage area (LT BLUE)
Step 4: Identify and prioritize underserved areas and target communities or health facilities for intervention (RED vs. YELLOW OR GREEN areas)
Step 5: Evaluate immunization gaps compared to an analysis of 60-minute accessibility area for immunization services added to user-selected existing facilities (WHITE area) and/or initiated at potential new facilities (GRAY area).
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