Use of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in Health Care Planning in Nigeria



Under the auspices of the Third World Foundation (TWF) of North America and a grant from NASA scientists from developing countries are trained in the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems (RS/GIS) to disease control programs. Cooperative projects have been developed by the Institute of Space Medicine and Terrestrial Science, Chidicon Medical Center in Nigeria.

Cooperative Projects

Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in the Prevention of Water-borne Disease Outbreaks in Nigeria

An ongoing RS/GIS for prevention of water-borne diesease in Nigeria. To be utilized for rational location of water supply facilities in different regions of the country.


The Institute of Space Medicine and Terrestrial Science can be reached through:

Philip C. Njemanze, MD, Director
Institute of Space Medicine and Terrestrial Science
International Institute of Advanced Research and Training
Chidicon Medical Center
No 1 Uratta Road
PO Box 302
Owerri, Nigeria
Tel/Fax: ++234 (83) 231370
email: chidicon.med@lagosmail.sprint.com


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Last updated: 14 Dec 1996