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- Author: Missing Maps
- Requesting Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
- Priority: Medium
Hispaniola, which includes Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is the only island in the Caribbean where malaria is still endemic. Malaria Zero is an alliance of partners who have united to eliminate malaria from Hispaniola by 2020, creating a malaria-free zone across the Caribbean in just a few years’ time. In 2014, there were approximately 17,000 conﬁrmed cases of malaria in Haiti and only 500 in the Dominican Republic. The disease has an especially negative impact on Haiti’s already fragile economy, exacerbating poverty and decreasing productivity. Malaria Zero is assisting to improve surveillance to track all cases; deliver services at the community level; test, diagnose, and treat all cases; and treat high-risk populations and prevent onward transmission. Eliminating malaria on Hispaniola will create a malaria-free zone across the Caribbean, strengthen Haiti’s health system, and bring the world one step closer to global malaria eradication.
The Malaria Zero partnership is focusing initial efforts on a few of the areas of Haiti with the highest malaria risk, including Anse-d’Hainault commune. Accurate maps of where the 20,000 residents of this commune live will enable the government and its partners to census the population, understand where transmission is occurring, and devise targeted strategies for eliminating malaria from this region. By tracing buildings, roads, and waterways, you’ll make a critical contribution to eliminating this terrible – yet preventable and treatable – disease from Haiti once and for all!
The Missing Maps project aims to map the most vulnerable places in the world (affected by humanitarian crises: disease epidemics, conflict, natural disasters, poverty, environmental crises). Building on HOT's disaster preparedness projects, the Missing Maps tasks facilitate pre-emptive mapping of priority countries to better facilitate disaster response, medical activities and resource allocation when crises occur.
Created by Giblet - Updated - Priority: medium
- Entities to Map
- buildings, roads, waterways
- Changeset Comment
- #hotosm-project-1399 #MissingMaps #CHAI When saving your work, please leave the default comment but add what you actually mapped, for example "added buildings and a residential road".
building=yes for all buildings
building=construction for any buildings under construction
highway=primary, secondary, or tertiary for main roads connecting towns
highway=residential inside residential areas that can still fit a car
highway=track for roads that are too small for a car or vehicle, but is still accessible by a 4x4
Feel free to split the tasks as the area is large, but sparsely populated.