MannionDaniels: Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) Strengthening in Somalia

This study examined the feasibility of adding location information to the Somali HMIS using GIS. The final report outlined the added value and related risks of integrating GIS into HMIS; presented case studies highlighting important lessons from the use of GIS in health service planning in similar contexts elsewhere in the world; detailed the existing geospatial data sets for Somalia and provided guidance on whether these data sets could feasibly be used; summarised software options and outlined the next steps required to implement a GIS solution.