Success Stories(COVID-19)

Real-time data fights COVID-19

Real-time data fights COVID-19 451 338 Right to Care

Until very recently, healthcare workers and teams working on the front line against COVID-19 in Zambia had no access to real-time data about the pandemic in their country. All data was stored in spreadsheets and…

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Oxygen supplies save lives in Eastern Cape

Oxygen supplies save lives in Eastern Cape 472 629 Right to Care

The healthcare system in the Eastern Cape has been under strain for some time but the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region pushed the already fragile system to breaking point. One of the…

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Training rapidly upskills in face of pandemic

Training rapidly upskills in face of pandemic 667 635 Right to Care

By April 2020 there was considerable concern that COVID-19 would have a devastating impact across the African continent, due to its high HIV prevalence and latent TB rates. Modelling suggested that hospitals would be overwhelmed…

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A rural province keeps COVID-19 numbers low thanks to GIS

A rural province keeps COVID-19 numbers low thanks to GIS 960 1280 Right to Care

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa most well-known for its tourist attraction, the Kruger National Park. The Mpumalanga Department of Health’s (DOH) Antonnette Hlatshwayo heads the province’s COVID-19 contact tracing team. “Our main challenge…

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Command centre relies on GIS data for effective COVID-19 response

Command centre relies on GIS data for effective COVID-19 response 867 1156 Right to Care

Nwabisa Pulumo works for the Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga, South Africa, as the GIS manager. “At the outbreak of the pandemic, a command centre was set up to ensure coordination amongst stakeholders and departments…

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GIS mapping and analytics dramatically reduces COVID-19 infections

GIS mapping and analytics dramatically reduces COVID-19 infections 1280 960 Right to Care

As COVID-19 cases in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province started to climb rapidly, the plight of vulnerable communities fell into the spotlight. Mittah Raditlhalo, a GIS specialist in Right to Care’s stra-tegic information unit, explains that,…

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