We are inviting National Health Ministries and health care organizations to share health care location data.
The healthsite.io framework has been built for capturing, publishing and sharing critical health facility related data and to help make these facilities more accessible and relevant to the communities they serve.
The map will record the contact details, location and resources available at every hospital, health post and rural healthcare clinic. We are making the data freely available to anyone via the Internet.
By simply clicking on the map users can drill in to learn what healthcare facilities exist at any global location and find out what resources exist at any individual healthcare facility.
The Healthsite Map will be of great value to members of the public, to health ministries and healthcare providers, and will be invaluable to first responders in emergency relief, disease epidemic and crisis situations.
Data: Open Database License
Code: Free BSD License
Content: Attribution 4.0 International
Our intention is to foster wide spread usage of the data and the code that we provide.
Data life cycle
We differentiate ourselves from other great open data projects like OpenStreetMap, Ushahidi, Sahana by our design philosophy: Focus on the long term continued curation and validation of data for a single domain (i.e. healthsites) and then exchange and share data freely with other initiatives. So for example we will import healthsites data from OpenStreetMap, validate and improve the data, then push it back to the OpenStreetMap project. We will use a reputation system where each site is awarded points that speak to the credibility of the data at that site. Points are awarded based on interactions with the site, and lost when no interactions occur. For example if 100 people validate a site as being correct over a year, we will score the data highly. If nobody validates a site over a time period, it may lose credibility points. Validators will be pluggable and we invite software developers to create new validators.