Posts Tagged esri

A Day in the Life of Community Health Workers

A Day in the Life of a CHW

Celebrating World Health Worker Week (April 5 -11, 2015), a new story map from Esri, The Earth Institute at Columbia, and Direct Relief, aims to raise support and awareness for the life changing contributions of community health workers. In dozens of countries, tens of thousands of women and men get up each morning to travel miles over rough roads and […]

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Re: Fast Company’s Most Innovative Nonprofits

Ebola Crisis Mapping - Direct Relief

Ebola Crisis Mapping Lands Direct Relief in Top 10 The Ebola outbreak began in December of 2013 in a small village near the border between Guinea and Liberia. From that remote epicenter emerged a pattern of infection that blazed across parts of six countries in West Africa, sparking a number of isolated cases in Europe and the United States. Now, as […]

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Beyond Drones: UAV Networks and The Future of Transportation

Beyond Drones Humanitarian UAVs - Direct Relief Webinar

The field of humanitarian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has moved forward at a tremendous pace since Direct Relief and DanOffice first experimented with the technology during Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 14 months ago. New applications have emerged, from mapping to multi-spectral sensing to goods transport. Software innovations have improved coordination, data sharing, and analysis. Significant improvements in hardware, from vehicles to batteries to […]

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A Map of Community Health Workers in sub-Saharan Africa

1 Million Health Workers Map

As Ebola prompts calls and support for a much needed increase in the number of trained community health workers, it is critical that we understand where these workers are and where coverage gaps exist. To that end, Direct Relief and Esri developed a map to track the availability of community health workers in sub-Saharan Africa. The map supports the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign — a collaboration between the […]

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Mapping One Million Community Health Workers

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The Research and Analysis Team is at the headquarters of technology company Esri for an intensive ten-day collaboration to developing mapping applications for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Director of Research and Analysis, Andrew Schroeder, is sending regular updates. Check back to read the latest behind-the-scenes account of the project. Days 7 & 8: Week Concludes, Preparation Begins […]

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Hurricanes: The 10 U.S. Counties Most At Risk (as seen in USA Today)

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To better inform Direct Relief’s extensive Hurricane Preparedness Program, the Research and Analytics team conducted research on areas most vulnerable to hurricanes, determining the ten U.S. counties most at-risk (shown in the map above).   The conclusions are based on historical storm data coupled with social vulnerability indexes to help drive decisions around which communities Direct Relief pre-positions massive amounts […]

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