The formative research findings were used to inform the overall distribution strategy, mechanisms for integration into the health system, capacity building and training approaches, supportive interventions to strengthen the health system, and the social mobilization strategy.
This study highlights how facilitating access to anonymized mobile phone data might enable fast and cheap production of population maps in emergency and data-scarce situations.
Author: Blondel V, Deville P, Gaughan A, Gilbert M, Linard C, Martin S, Stevens F, Tatem A
Publication date: September 2014
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America