Burundi Hospital School Import
OCHA is currently working to support expanded Information Management capacity within Burundi. With rising violence within the country, identification of health facilities will be important for supporting the health and safety of citizens. HOT/OSM kindly downloaded health facility data for all of Burundi. This dataset is currently the most up-to-date information we have regarding health facilities in country.
We are currently cleaning the data including removal of duplication as well as identification/verification for health facility type, number of administrative staff, number of health staff, information source, and potential confidence in the data.
Upon finalization, this dataset will be re-merged with OSM as well as shared publicly via the Humanitarian Data Exchange to support humanitarian response activities. There are ongoing conversations with WHO colleagues regarding field validation, however these are not finalized.
Data gathered from the hospitals will follow, to the extent possible, the healthsites.io schema (https://github.com/healthsites/healthsites/wiki/Healthsite-attributes).
A github repository has been created to maintain the Python scripts used for this import at https://github.com/samisnunu/GISCorps-DHN-Burundi.
The first step in this import was to gather existing data from hospitals that was already in OSM. This data was then enhanced and more added by GISCorps volunteers in an attempt to document the current location and status of each hospital.
Data was kept in .csv format with fields corresponding to keys. The preliminary tags crosswalk from the hospital dataset to OSM is presented in the table below.
|Categories if applicable||OSM Key|
|Volunteer org||is this the org operating the hospital? (in which case
|Source||source = *, url =*|
|Contact _Number||contact:phone = *|
|Nature_of_Facility||clinic without beds||health_facility:type=clinic, health_facility:bed=no|
|clinic with beds||health_facility:type=clinic, health_facility:bed=yes|
|first referral hospital||hospital:type=first_referred|
|second referral hospital||hospital:type=second_referred|
|Scope of Service||all type of services||healthcare:specialty=general|
|general acute care||healthcare:specialty=general|
|old age/hospice care||healthcare:specialty=geriatrics|
|children / pediatrics||healthcare:specialty=paediatrics|
|Operations||24/24 - 7/7||opening_hours=24/7|
|open only during business hours||opening_hours=*|
|Number of full time beds||capacity:beds=*|
|Number of part time beds||capacity:part_time_beds=*|
|intensive care unit||healthcare:specialty=intensive_care_medicine|
|ACTIVITIES||Medicine and medical specialties||??|
|Surgery and surgical specialties||healthcare:speciality=surgery|
|Maternal and women's health||healthcare:specialty=gynaecology, healthcare:specialty = maternal|
|Doctors||staff_count:doctors = *, medical_staff:doctor=*|
|Private not for profit||ownership=private_nonprofit|