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Healthsites is taking an open and complete approach to creating a global health facility data set by leveraging the power of OpenStreetMap with the knowledge of health service providers.


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Healthsites is creating the tools and methods to integrate health service providers, governments, and volunteers in order to have a multi-source collection of health facility information.
To improve service delivery within the healthcare sector, analysis and planning activities require open and accurate health facility data.
Healthsites partners with organizations and national health agencies to establish health facility data and the tools necessary to upload, manage and make the data easily accessible.


Our expected outcomes are focused on improving quality and access to health facility data:
National health agency data published under an open data license.
Increased access to health facility data that captures both public and private facilities
Improved health facility data quality in the form of better location coordinates, updated service availability, and status.

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Healthsites #datacollaboratives

11 Apr 2018

Healthsites is building a global commons of health facility data by making OpenStreetMap useful to the medical community and humanitarian sector. This open data approach invites organisations to share health facility data and collaborate to establish an accessible global baseline of health facility data.


Healthsites presentation to the WHO Health Data Forum

23 May 2017

The value add to the MoH is the support for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of Health facility attributes and crucially publishing the data under an open data license


Healthsites.io: Mapping with the crowd and cooperating to save lives

12 Apr 2016

Do you know which is the closest hospital to you right now? Do you know the exact location? Do you know what services they provide? Having this information at hand could be the difference between life and death even in the most “normal” settings.


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Final Report: Healthsites: The Global Healthsites Mapping Project

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