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University of Oslo (UiO) (2011)

GIS and designing maps for malaria management : the case of Tigray in Ethiopia

Weldu, Tsega

Titre : GIS and designing maps for malaria management : the case of Tigray in Ethiopia

Auteur : Weldu, Tsega

Université de soutenance : University of Oslo (UiO)

Grade : Master Thesis 2011

Description
The results of this research are expected to be useful to anyone who is interested in GIS and GIS mapping in malaria area. But the main intended audience of this research work are Malaria managers, Malaria researchers, Public health managers and the general public. This thesis is divided into eight chapters. Chapter 2 discusses the context in which the research was based on and consists of the general profile of Ethiopia, its health status, geographic, demographic, climatic features and malaria situation-analysis of the country. Chapter 3 is reviews the relevant literature used on this research, which consist of information systems, geographic information systems, GIS in public health, GIS in malaria, and principle of cartography in map designing. Methods and data are discussed in chapter 4, which includes the research framework of this study. Chapter 5 and chapter 6 are devoted to present and discuss in detail the design process in constructing the maps and useful types of maps for malaria management consecutively. Chapter 7 discuses the critics and evaluation of the initial maps based on the map design principles and feedback from one target group (malaria experts). Chapter 8 is reserved for the summary and conclusion of the study .

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