Taking care with GIS: Status and Prospects

Paik, Saswati (2010) Taking care with GIS: Status and Prospects. Geospatial World.

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While the developed countries are taking initiatives to establish a well-organised GIS based health care system developing countries are still facing increasingly diverse and complex health problems. Recently, the United Nation’s Human Development Report, 2000 was released which has praised India’s human rights endeavours. In the same report, it has also been stated that the health profile of the country is disturbing. Totally, 4,100,000 people below the age of 50 have HIV/AIDS. In 1997, the country had 275 cases of malaria per 1,000 people as compared to 163 in Thailand. Nearly 16 per cent of Indians are not expected to live to be 40, 44 per cent of adults are illiterate and 25 per cent are without access to proper healthcare. Going through the above statistics as putout by the UNDP, how much satisfaction can we get regarding our country’s health?

Item Type: Article
Authors: Paik, Saswati
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Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS, Healthcare, Developing Counties
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Education
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/5140
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