pp Megan McAndrew, USA: New Supplement Published in BMJ Global Health: Using geospatial data and analytics to guide RMNCAH programs

10 July, 2019

[forwarded on behalf of Megan McAndrew, USA]

New Supplement Published in BMJ Global Health: Using geospatial data and analytics to guide RMNCAH programs

Dear Colleagues,

USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is pleased to announce the publication of the journal supplement, “Using geospatial data and analytics to guide reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health programs”, in the BMJ Global Health.

The purpose of this journal supplement is to document and share single and multi-country experiences of utilizing GIS to improve RMNCAH programming and outcomes. We share practical examples of how geospatial analyses can be used to investigate barriers to care, understand patterns of mortality, morbidity and care, and facilitate planning and decision-making during resource allocation, intervention targeting and impact demonstration. The supplement presents case studies on the use of GIS for RMNCAH that have programmatic and policy relevance, both locally and globally. We aim to bridge the gap between RMNCAH programmatic practice and the latest research by bringing together experts in the field and geospatial analyses to develop a set of methodologies that can be applied across multiple disciplines in the field.

The supplement is composed of one editorial, one commentary, four research papers and six practice papers. The editorial and commentary synthesize the current GIS situation and resources, cross-cutting findings and technical approaches and best practices, recommendations, and future directions for applying geospatial analyses to advance RMNCH programming and health outcomes.

The complete supplement can be found- here.

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Please contact me directly with any questions.


Megan McAndrew

Senior Program Coordinator

Maternal and Child Survival Program

USAID Grantee

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC 20036

tel: 202.835.3112


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HIFA profile: Megan McAndrew is a senior program coordinator with https://www.mcsprogram.org/ in the United States. Email address: megan.mcandrew AT jhpiego.org