The application allows the real-time tracking of vehicles and generates reports and alerts on the use of public ambulances in West Nile and Rwenzori. Good practices and results are determined by a set of performance indicators defined by the Ministry of Health and district-level partners. Below are the components of the application.
Medical staff and those in charge of dispatching ambulances can know the exact position of the vehicle, at all times.
Alerts are generated when an ambulance is misused. The alert allows for immediate action by observers.
The software generates reports on the use of ambulance for any time frame, as selected by the end-user. In the evaluation option, various statistics can be calculated:
The privacy issues are addressed through the privacy and data protection principles set out by UN Global Pulse. These principles are designed to ensure that the data analysed is handled with the utmost protection of the interests of the individuals involved.
A project involving analysis of medical data naturally requires high levels of privacy considerations and protection and Pulse Lab Kampala takes extra measures to protect the people behind the data and applies strict privacy principles to ensure that individuals are not exposed in a way that is to their disadvantage.
Pulse Lab Kampala is the third lab of the United Nations Global Pulse network under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator. It supports the UN Country Team and the Government of Uganda to achieve the Global Goals for sustainable development. As a regional hub, it leverages data innovation, new sources of digital 'Big Data' and real-time analysis techniques.
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