Utilizing Geospatial Methods to Drive Health Service Delivery in the Era of Climate Change

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The session aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and exchange among participants, providing valuable insights into geospatial methodologies using various sources of secondary data to inform, plan, and monitor health service delivery.

Presenters will showcase a suite of different spatial analysis and geoprocessing methodologies, which have been successfully applied in different contexts, including acute crisis response and Tuberculosis care. The focus will be on current uses of geospatial methodologies in directing health service delivery and climate resilience.

The session will also discuss health care planning for crisis preparedness and response, where existing health disparities are likely to be magnified and where resources need to be precisely targeted. Additionally, the session will present the conceptualization of these approaches for surveillance and projection of climate change related health impacts. The presenters will provide insights into the methodologies, while highlighting the challenges to improving, such as data caveats and knowledge exchange between different scientific disciplines.

The discussion will then focus on the use of these approaches in health service delivery considering the impacts of the climate crises, including vector-borne diseases, migration of vulnerable populations, and natural hazard-induced disasters. Participants will be invited to share their experiences in the field and encouraged to share challenges and potential solutions.


  • Mirjam Bakker, Senior Epidemiologist, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

  • Nicolas Ray, Institute of Global Health & Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

  • Ente Rood, KIT Royal Tropical Institute

  • Fleur Hierink, Institute of Global Health & Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva

  • Marc van den Homberg, The Netherlands Red Cross