Pathology in Sub-Saharan Africa
Show global health practitioners and funders a real-time view of where pathology services are and are not available in Africa to identify areas of need and concentrate resources where they can have the most impact on outcomes.
Working with Dr. Ann Nelson of the Walter Reed Joint Pathology Center and global health consultant Julia Royall, Luminosa developed a web application to track the responses to an in-depth survey of pathologists in Africa. The PHP-MySQL back end was tied to FusionMaps and FusionCharts to create a user-friendly interface for creating exportable, highly-customizable real-time maps and graphs of a wide variety of data points. The maps allow easy open-access to information on pathology capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa and have been published on the African Strategies for Advancing Pathology website (www.pathologyinafrica.org). Data on research projects, cancer care and other programs will be added as it is obtained. An expanded mapping project is currently under review by several international agencies.