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From Paper Maps to Digital Maps: Enhancing Routine Immunisation Microplanning in Northern Nigeria

Publish Date: June 2019
Author: Leanne Dougherty, Masduq Abdulkarim, Fiyidi Mikailu, Usman Tijani, Kazeem Owolabi, Kate Gilroy, Ahmed Naiya, Adamu Abdullahi, Hadiza Bodinga, Folake Olayinka, Imelda Moise

Geographical information systems (GIS) can be effective decision-support tools. In this paper, we detail a GIS approach implemented by the Bauchi and Sokoto state primary healthcare development agencies in Nigeria to generate and convert routine immunisation (RI) paper maps to digital maps for microplanning.