Improving polio vaccination coverage in Nigeria through the use of geographic information system technology.

@article{Barau2014ImprovingPV,
  title={Improving polio vaccination coverage in Nigeria through the use of geographic information system technology.},
  author={Inuwa Yau Barau and Mahmud Zubairu and Michael N Mwanza and Vincent Y. Seaman},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={210 Suppl 1},
  pages={S102-10}
}
BACKGROUND Historically, microplanning for polio vaccination campaigns in Nigeria relied on inaccurate and incomplete hand-drawn maps, resulting in the exclusion of entire settlements and missed children. The goal of this work was to create accurate, coordinate-based maps for 8 polio-endemic states in northern Nigeria to improve microplanning and support tracking of vaccination teams, thereby enhancing coverage, supervision, and accountability. METHODS Settlement features were identified in… CONTINUE READING