GIS/GPS to document increased access to community-based treatment for tuberculosis in Africa. Geographic information system/global positioning system

Lancet. 1999 Jul 31;354(9176):394-5. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(99)01893-0.


Application of geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) technology in the Hlabisa community-based tuberculosis treatment programme documents the increase in accessibility to treatment after the expansion of the service from health facilities to include community workers and volunteers.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Community Health Services / supply & distribution*
  • Community Health Workers / supply & distribution
  • Developing Countries*
  • Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Information Systems
  • South Africa
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / epidemiology*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / therapy