At NTDmap.org users can visualize the geographical distribution and treatment status of seven NTDs - schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, onchocerciasis, loiasis and yaws - as well as data on demography, access to improved sanitation and improved water sources.
The tool provides a mechanism for users, regardless of GIS skills and software, to be able to generate useful programmatic maps that will inform decision-making. The maps can be downloaded, printed and e-mailed.
Offline functionality allows users to download layers and work on a map on their own GIS software, without needing internet connectivity.
NTDmap.org provides an understanding of the status of each disease and its control based on robust data linked from multiple partners: GAHI, Global Atlas of Trachoma, International Consortium for Trachoma Control, the Expanded Special Programme for Elimination of NTDs (ESPEN), Imperial College London and the Barcelona Institute for Public Health.
• To visualize the geographical distribution of NTDs
• To identify priority areas requiring mass drug administration
• To identify areas for co-implementation of control activities
• To visually explore the relationship between NTDs and water and sanitation
• To track progress in NTD control
PUBLICATION: Learn more about how the Tool was created in PLoS NTDs
The NTD Mapping Tool is a neutral platform available on NTDMap.org. The NTD Mapping Tool is a collaboration between GAHI, the International Trachoma Initiative, and the NTD Support Center, at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia, and it is possible thanks to generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.