#1951 - Missing Maps: Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Honduras (Archived)

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  • Author: Missing Maps
  • Requesting organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Priority: Medium

Clinton Health Access Initiative is supporting the National Malaria program in Honduras to eliminate malaria by 2020. Last year Honduras reported approximately 3,500 cases, down from nearly 10,000 in 2010. Still, Honduras reports the second highest number of cases across Central America. Honduras plans to reach elimination by strengthening surveillance, improving case management, and targeting vector control interventions. The municipality of Puerto Lempira, located in the Mosquitia region and characterized by indigenous and remote communities, is among those at highest risk in the country. Movement through this region occurs mostly by foot, canoe, and plane.

By tracing roads, homes, water bodies and key landmarks, you will help the malaria program to better understand settlement patterns, estimate the number of households in a village, target interventions, and better plan for vector control operations on the ground. Vector control operations will be intensified this year. Join the effort to eliminate malaria from Honduras and help make central America the next region to be rid of this treatable and preventable disease!

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, waterbodies
Changeset Comment
#hotosm-project-1951 #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".

*Please do NOT complete cells that have been INVALIDATED* These are areas where image quality prevents enumeration


Please use Bing imagery if possible. IF YOU USE MAPBOX : please leave a comment in the task you select if there is heavy cloud cover.

IF IMAGE QUALITY OF BING AND MAPBOX ARE TOO POOR: Leave a comment and mark complete OR invalidate and leave a comment

Residential Areas:

building=yes for all buildings

building=construction for any buildings under construction

Road Networks:

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.

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