Navigation Links
Canada's government funds $1.6M in modern geography to support public health decisions
Date:9/17/2007

This release is available in French.

OTTAWA Decision makers are now able to use maps, satellite images, and other location-based or geospatial information and technologies over the Internet to tackle some of Canada's most pressing challenges, including public health. Through GeoConnections, Canadas New Government is supporting new research projects promoting this merger of geomatics with public health because of the obvious benefits to Canadians.

Im pleased to be able to announce today on behalf of my colleague, the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, that GeoConnections is co-funding 14 new geomatics projects in the public health field. These projects are another example of how our government is meeting the needs of Canadas public health care, said Minister Clement.

GeoConnections is providing approximately $1.6 million to help fund 14 research projects in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. Project partners are contributing another $2.1 million for a total of $3.7 million in funding.

We expect these projects to help launch geomatics into the mainstream of public health research in Canada, said Clement.

The announcement was made at the Public Health Geomatics Conference in Ottawa. This first-ever conference is considered a milestone because it represents the merger of geomatics with public health in Canada.

Modern technology allows all types of geospatial data to be shared, merged and mapped online. Previously, only highly skilled geomatics professionals could undertake these activities. Now it can be done from the desktop of health care professionals anywhere.

For example, public health workers can use online tools to create a map enabling them to track and project the spread of zoonotic diseases (diseases carried by wildlife but spread to humans) by combining data about disease outbreaks in wildlife, wildlife habitat and human populations.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ghyslain Charron
media@nrcan.gc.ca
613-992-4447
Natural Resources Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Fangs Taken Out of Canadas Bill 29
2. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
3. The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
4. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
5. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
6. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
7. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
8. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
9. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
10. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
11. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... The ... among the top five firms in the “2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software and ... Staffing. KLAS is a research and insights firm on a global mission to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... advocates will discuss how to improve care by making data on heart procedures ... disease. The Summit on Transparency and Public Reporting of Pediatric and Congenital Heart ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... ... In a new paper published in the latest issue ... Rohrich, and colleagues, examine and underscore the importance of upper lateral cartilage in ... this vital area. , The upper lateral cartilage in rhinoplasty, refers to a ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... unparalleled clinical decision support technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has been updated to ... patient has signs and symptoms consistent with Zikas and a travel history to ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... motivational speaker, trainer and author Ray Clarke poses a question as a challenge ... . In his book, "Being in the Being" (published by Partridge Singapore), Clarke ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero ... system, is pleased to announce the appointment of George ... San Antonio, TX , WellMed is ... servicing over 200,000 patients and HMO members in ... founding WellMed in 1990 out of his own internal medicine ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Ore. , Feb. 11, 2016 Wellpartner, ... announce the acquisition of SolutionsRx, a full-service 340B company ... Along with providing traditional contract pharmacy services, SolutionsRx also ... clients in navigating the complex 340B regulatory environment. ... --> James R. Love , CEO of ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Ill. and INDIANAPOLIS , Feb. 11, ... many young people, but for those with type 1 ... do these students juggle class schedules, assignments and campus ... with type 1 diabetes. On top of that, many ... Diabetes Scholars Foundation (Foundation) Lilly Diabetes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: