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Research Article

Improving Imperfect Data from Health Management Information Systems in Africa Using Space–Time Geostatistics

  • Peter W Gething mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pgething@soton.ac.uk

    Affiliations: School of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Abdisalan M Noor,

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Priscilla W Gikandi,

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Esther A. A Ogara,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Division of Health Management Information System, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Simon I Hay,

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Mark S Nixon,

    Affiliation: School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Robert W Snow,

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Peter M Atkinson

    Affiliation: School of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: June 06, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030271

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