Geostat NTD Hub

The Geostat NTD Hub is a prototype of a web-based application that hosts and manages epidemiological web-apps for sampling design and analysis of neglected tropical diseases.

We aim to create an asynchronous, scalable web-based platform that will be used by health professionals to analyse disease data and design surveys using model-based geostatistical models.

Model-based geostatistics (MBG) is a branch of statistics that provides principled methods of data analysis for mapping spatially structured diseases and can thus inform effective health policy planning. One of the main hurdles in the application of MBG methods is the requirement of advanced statistical expertise and large computational resources, both of which are uncommon in developing countries. The aim of the project is to make these resources available to professionals in those areas in real time.