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GIS for Health Organizations

Health care management is a rapidly developing field, where even slight shifts in policy affect the health care we receive. In this book, youandrsquoll see how physicians, public health officials, insurance providers, hospitals, epidemiologists, researchers, and HMO executives use GIS to focus resources to meet the needs of those in their care. GIS for Health Organizations gives detailed and compelling answers to the difficult questions health care providers ask every day: Where is the disease coming from? How will it spread? Where is the nearest hospital? What is the fastest route for the ambulance? Where should we allocate our funding? GIS for Health Organizations presents 12 case studies in which GIS is used to: br • Track the spread of infectious and environmentally caused diseasesbr • Site new hospitals and clinics based on demand and demographic factorsbr • Monitor toxic spills to protect the health of nearby residentsbr • Map the demand for future nursing home facilitiesbr • Market pharmaceuticalsbr

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Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa,Global Livestock-Collaborative Research Support Program Livestock Early Warning System, Texas, USA,International Livestock Research Institute

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

Anthropological report for the water rehabilitation and development programme in the context of food and health security; Dhagax Buur zone Ethiopian Somali National Regional State (ESNS), Ethiopia

The purpose of the anthropological assignment was ul; li To review the existing Clan maps and the relevant literature on the Somali communities inhabiting the project area from available sources in Nairobi and Addis-Ababa and develop contacts and information networking /li li To do joint field work with WATSAN and health teams to current proposed Dhagax Buur project locations, jointly review programme objectives, field methodology and acculturated principles of participatory development. During this time to define social constraints to sustainable development and list potential areas conflict. Initiate field based training for two Somali community workers who, it is hoped, will be have been recruited in advance/li; li Carry out specialist survey within the wider zone, map the area travelled and build up sketched clan boundaries concentrating on locations currently proposed, valuation judgement regarding those locations not yet assessed/visited based on global view of clan boundaries and recommend additional new locations or removal of old. The long term aim is to create Clans balance and elevate potential jealousy based on clan difference. Avoid conflict over scarce resources. Finalise output and deliverables, report back to field based programme teams, coordination in Addis Ababa and finally WATSAN dept in Brussels /li; /ul.

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European Union,Medecins Sans Frontieres

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Institute of Hydrology,Department for International Development

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

Summarized physical and biotic descriptions of range monitoring sites volume 1 part 5/2

Summarized physical and biotic descriptions of range monitoring sites in the study areas

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Resource Management and Research

Summarized physical and biotic descriptions of range monitoring sites volume 1 part 2

Summarized physical and biotic descriptions of range monitoring sites in the study areas

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Summarized physical and biotic descriptions of range monitoring sites volume 1 part 5/2

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Resource Management and Research

Assesment review of the Jowhar water supply system

In October 1995, it became clear that some of the problems faced by the population of Jowhar town, including the occurrence of cholera and other water borne related diseases, were due to lack of adequate clean and potable water supply. Thus in July 1996, Implementation of the rehabilitation of the Jowhar town water supply system started and was completed in September 1997. Since August 1997, about 23,256 persons of Jowhar town have had unlimited access to safe and potable water supply, thus reducing the incidences of water borne diseases such as cholera, thus contributing in Improving the heath of the communities. Furthermore, there has been reduction in the time spent by women and girls In search of clean water and the provision of employment opportunities for community members. Most Importantly for the first time in local history, rival clans were brought together to work for the sole benefit of their communities. It is against this background that UNICEF Somalia has decided to learn from the successes and constraints of the Jowhar town water supply system by conducting an assessment review that will incorporate the following: br • Engineering works done on the rehabilitation of the system by UNICEF,br • Existing and operating management set up of the FARJANO Company, br • Any system expansions done by FARJANO and costs involved,br

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United Nations International Childrens Education Fund

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United Nations Development Program,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

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Institute of Hydrology

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United Nations Develoment Program,United Nations High Commission for Refugees

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Somali Democratic Republic,United Nations Develoment Program,United Nations High Commission for Refugees

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World Food Program of the United Nations

Intergrated Planning For Sustainable Management of Land Resources

Basic documents, case studies, working papers, workshop proceedings and other related publications

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)

Rainfall, environment and water resource development in Somaliland and the Sahel

This thesis has relevance to any water and/or environment initiatives in both the Somaliland region and the Sahel. It aims to answer the desire among growing numbers of water managers and environmentalists to bring a more lateral approach to the water management debate globally. This thesis explores the general inter-relation between hydrological and man-oriented processes, in relation to current models for water resource development and natural resource management in Somaliland. Extensive reference is drawn to studies published elsewhere in the Sahel. The Sahel and Somaliland are introduced, along with definitions of drought and land degradation. An understanding of paradigms in development co-operation and sustainable development are shown, through a review of the evolution of guiding principles of water resource development in developing countries, and a statement of their usefulness in water scarce developing countries. The EU guidelines for strategic water resource development are reviewed amongst others.

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Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

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Institute of Hydrology

Inventory of water sources in Bay and Bakool

The need for a comprehensive database of the existing water resources and sources can not be over emphasized as the country embarks on the rehabilitation of the destroyed water sources, and the development of new ones. With the increasing demand for permanent water source both for human and livestock consumption, due to increase in the population, it has become necessary to take stock of the available water resources and funds available for development and prioritize intervention strategies taking into consideration the current demand and needs. With the support of UNICEF, working in collaboration with other International Agencies in the water sector, the MOWMR initiated an inventory of all permanent water sources within Somaliland. The survey was conducted from 29th June to 25th July 1999. All the 6 regions of Somaliland namelyAwdal, Galbeed, Sahil, Togdheer, Sool and Saanag were covered in the survey. All known borewells, both functional and non-functional were surveyed. Dugwells within the vicinity of the borewells, potential perennial springs, piped water systems and berkerds within the vicinity of the permanent water sources were also taken into account during the survey. Water quality analyses from selected water sources in areas with high pollution risks were carried out. The study teams also examined the prevailing sanitary conditions around the water sources.

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Flora of Somalia, Volume 2 - Angiospermae (Tiliaceae-Apiaceae)

The Aim of the project is to cover all vascular plants known to occur in Somalia, and establish a foundation for all future plant related work in the country. This Second volume covers 32 families with a total of 416 species of which 42 have been described as new within the project. Three species, which are additional to the previously published volumes 1 and 4 are also included in the appendix

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Guidelines for impact monitoring; Toolkit module

(Extracts from introduction notes)Corresponding to selected steps of the SLM-IM procedure, the Toolkit Module contains a selection of practical and cost-effective methods, criteria, models, frameworks and examples. These were developed - and partly published - by various authors and institutions. For each tool, the Guidelines gives a brief introduction and - whenever possible depending on the source of the tool - specifies potentials, limitations, advantages, disadvantages, and required inputs and investments. In addition, users are provided with a reference source and/or address in case they need more detailed information to apply a tool.

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