The NTD Mapping Tool is a new interactive mapping tool for control of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
The Tool can visualize the geographical distribution and treatment staus of three NTDs: schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminths and trachoma. The NTD Mapping Tool also allows visualization of new maps on access to improved sanitation and water sources. Future releases will include information on lymphatic filariasis and other NTDs. The tool provides a mechanism for users, regardless of GIS skills and software, to be able to generate useful programmatic maps that will inform decision-making. The maps can be printed, downloaded and shared via e-mail and social media.
The NTD Mapping Tool provides an understanding of the status of each disease and its control based on robust data linked from five separate programmes: Global Atlas of Helminth Infections (GAHI), Children Without Worms, Global Atlas of Trachoma, International Consortium for Trachoma Control, and Mectizan Donation Program.
- To visualise the geographical distribution of NTDs
- To identify priority areas requiring mass drug administration
- To identify potential areas for co-implementation of control activities
- To track progress in NTD control
The NTD Mapping Tool is a neutral platform available on NTDMap.org. The NTD Mapping Tool is a collaboration between the International Trachoma Initiative, Mectizan Donation Program, and the NTD Support Center at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Georgia, and GAHI, and it is possible thanks to generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.