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BASICS BASICS is a global child survival support project funded by the Office of Health and Nutrition of the Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support, and Research of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The agency's Child Survival Division provides technical guidance and assists in strategy development and program implementation in child(More)
Web services are currently one of the main technologies employed to create a systematic and extensible framework for application development. However, due to the large number of web services that exist nowadays, locating one or several web services to fulfil the functional requirements of a user or an organisation, is a complex and time consuming activity(More)
"Social autopsy" refers to an interview process aimed at identifying social, behavioral, and health systems contributors to maternal and child deaths. It is often combined with a verbal autopsy interview to establish the biological cause of death. Two complementary purposes of social autopsy include providing population-level data to health care programmers(More)
Rapid Assessment of Referral Care Systems: A Guide for Program Managers is a tool to help national-and district-level managers quickly assess the status of and constraints to referral of severely ill children from first-level care to secondary and tertiary levels of care. The assessment uses a cross-sectional study design that includes a review of medical(More)
— Web Services (WS) have become one the most used technologies nowadays in software systems. Among the challenges when integrating WS in a given system, requirements-driven selection occupies a prominent place. A comprehensive selection process needs to check compliance of Non-Functional Requirements (NFR), which can be assessed by analysing WS Quality of(More)
This paper describes the results of data mining system developed ad hoc to address the problem of discovering patterns of interest in population databases for cancer. In particular, the experimental results obtained by the system are shown. The architecture of the system is innovative since it integrates a visual cartographic, a data warehouse and a data(More)
In the health sciences area, data mining applications have had a fast growth due to its results concerning the generation of patterns of interest; however, its application to spatial population-based databases has been scant. This paper shows the results obtained by applying a spatial data mining system of our making to a real population-based data(More)