Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64--65

Conceptual framework of a geographical information system for environment - Public health surveillance in Goa


FS Vaz, A M.A Ferreira, DD Motghare, MS Kulkarni 
 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Goa, India

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F S Vaz
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Goa Medical College, Goa
India

This paper proposes a conceptual framework for establishing a multidiscipline Geographical Information System for environment public health surveillance in the state of Goa. Sectors networking for the Geographical Information System encompass Directorate of Health Services including peripheral health setup, Public Works Department, State Pollution Control Board, Irrigation Department, Inspectorate of Factories and Boilers, Town and Control Planning Department, Meteorological Department etc. the applications of which would predict potential outbreaks / epidemics of water borne diseases, malaria, diseases linked to pollution and would support disease control activities. In addition to health applications, the data generated would be used by the respective sectors for their other planning and programming needs.


How to cite this article:
Vaz F S, Ferreira A M, Motghare D D, Kulkarni M S. Conceptual framework of a geographical information system for environment - Public health surveillance in Goa.Indian J Public Health 2007;51:64-65


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Vaz F S, Ferreira A M, Motghare D D, Kulkarni M S. Conceptual framework of a geographical information system for environment - Public health surveillance in Goa. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2007 [cited 2019 Sep 15 ];51:64-65
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