Using Spatial Data to Stay ahead of the Curve

Using Spatial Data to Stay ahead of the Curve

Covid-19 Self Test Tool created by Women in GIS, Kenya is a tool aimed at supporting the Ministry of Health, Kenya efforts to curb and manage the spread of CoVID 19.  With the misinformation on symptoms and a lot of Kenyans not being able to know if or not they are at risk, the WiGISKe tool collects location information, classifies risk level and provides a list of nearby health facilities based on the spatial location if your case is high risk and severe. 

With the increase in people needing consultancy services on symptoms, the tool has a high potential to detect hotspots that will be further analyzed to provide insights and support decision making in resource allocation to the Ministry of Health. 

How it works

1. Tool Collects user location

Upon startup, the application collects location information about the user as the only self-identifying information. Location information will later be used to conduct hotspot analysis.

2. Fill in symptoms one after the other, with additional information on travel history.

3. Once the user has input all the symptoms the tool advises on the level of risk with further information on the next steps to take.

4. In the final Web map the tool displays the location of users who took the test with information on the level of risk. 


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