Mapping to track, treat, and prevent the spread of disease and outbreak

  • Institution Country: U.S.A.
  • Implementation Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda
  • Sector: Life Saving Information
  • Funding Stage: Transition to Scale

Missing Maps in Africa’s Great Lakes region
by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

In August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the North Kivu Province. One year later, the outbreak continues to spread in North Kivu and Ituri provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as does the complexity around coordination on the ground. 

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. With millions of people living in unmapped areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the HOT team will be focusing on mapping the region to provide accurate maps of the region and help healthcare workers in their tracking, treatment, and prevention of the Ebola Virus Disease.