After Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia we have now published all countries of Central and South America on the Open Healthcare Access Map.
The web application is available here: https://apps.heigit.org/healthcare_access/.
Please note that this is still a prototype and feedback on improvements and desired functionalities is very welcome. You can reach us at this email address.
According to WorldPop data, Central and South America are home to 645 million people. Our analysis shows that 546 million (84.66%) of these live within a 60-minute drive of any healthcare facility. 502 million (77.89%) live within 30 minutes and 415 million (65.4%) live within 10 minutes. The following map shows the distribution of accessibility on the hexagon scale (zoom level8) across the two world regions.
Once again we highly appreciate your feedback on the app! Please feel free to reach out via mail.
Up next, countries of the Middle East and North Africa regions will be published on the Open Healthcare Access Map.
- Geldsetzer, P.; Reinmuth, M.; Ouma, P. O., Lautenbach, S.; Okiro E. A.; Bärnighausen, T.; Zipf, A. Mapping physical access to health care for older adults in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for the COVID-19 response: a cross-sectional analysis. The Lancet Healthy Longevity. 2020;1(1):e32-e42.
- Updated OSM Healthcare in Senegal (2020)
- Accessibility to pharmacies in Germany with 15km Covid-19 restriction
- Accessibility of covid-19 vaccination centers in Germany
- Exploring OSM for healthcare access analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Exploring OSM history: the example of health related amenities
- Recent changes to OpenStreetMap healthcare infrastructure in India
- Insights into OpenStreetMap healthcare attributes in India over time
- Analysing OSM Completeness of health facilities in Sub-Sahara Africa in ohsomeHeX