Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

Uses of Geographic Information Systems for Global Public Health. The GIS-EPI Project.

Carlos Castillo-Salgado, MD, JD, MPH, Dr. PH

The GIS-EPI Project is a comprehensive platform for developing country and institutional capacity in the Americas for the use and application of GIS in Public Health. It includes training in GIS/Public Health, joint development of applications for global health mapping, epidemiological surveillance and health situation analysis. It also facilitates the dissemination of best practices, experiences, scenarios and problem-solving applications in Public Health.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries