Fondation Pierre Fabre

Developing more reliable GPS-generated population models to improve health intervention planning in Nigeria

Main beneficiary country:

About the sponsor

eHealth Africa

Founded in 2009, eHA’s mission is to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions that respond to local needs and provide underserved communities with tools to lead healthier lives. Based in Africa, eHA achieves its mission through establishing new standards in health delivery and emergency response through the integration of information, technology, and operations.

eHA has country offices in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Germany and works across West Africa and are currently executing projects in many countries in the region, including Chad, Cameroon, DRC, Niger, and others. eHealth Africa has over 700 staff working across these offices and project offices. Leveraging an integrated approach as much as possible, eHA focuses on the following 5 areas:

  • Health Delivery Systems
  • Public Health Emergency Management Systems
  • Disease Surveillance Systems
  • Laboratory & Diagnostic Systems
  • Nutrition & Food Security Systems

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: Nigeria

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The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalent
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Vaccination

Stage of development:

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 05/01/2013


Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

About the initiative

The Nigerian government has insufficient target population numbers and GIS data to effectively plan vaccination campaigns and health service delivery.

eHA teams have developed a more reliable GPS-generated population model, which provides the necessary data to plan health interventions.

Since 2013, in collaboration with WHO and Novel-T, eHA has been helping to reach settlements chronically missed in healthcare delivery through its Microplanning & GIS Data Collection Project. Target population numbers are necessary to determine the amount of vaccines required, the number of healthcare workers required to deliver vaccines, and the cost of transportation to get the vaccines and healthcare workers to where they need to go. To improve microplanning for polio eradication and vaccination coverage for children under 5 in Nigeria, eHA’s teams have developed a more reliable GPS-generated population model, which the Nigerian government is using to plan health interventions and service delivery. This project has been crucial for improving vaccination coverage and helping to ensure that every last child receives their vaccines.

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Initiative objectives

  • More effective vaccination and service delivery coverage

Key figures

1000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation

auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization