Monday, April 20, 2009

GIS and Access to Family Planning Services

Via the GSDI Mailing List: Using GIS to address disparities in access to family planning services and commodities in Latin America and the Caribbean (1.5MB PDF, Dec 2008) This paper demonstrates a methodology that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) ministries of health can use to geographically identify and target scarce resources to improve access to family planning. Guatemala was chosen as a case study for implementing the methodology, in large part because of the disparities that exist between its different subpopulations. The results highlight the potential for applying this methodology in other countries in the LAC region.

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