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Africa – Travel Time to Health Facilities and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak Preparedness


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Angola (AGO)
Benin (BEN)
Botswana (BWA)
Burundi (BDI)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
Congo (COG)
Djibouti (DJI)
Eritrea (ERI)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Gambia (GMB)
Guinea (GIN)
Kenya (KEN)
Lesotho (LSO)
Liberia (LBR)
Malawi (MWI)
Mali (MLI)
Namibia (NAM)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Somalia (SOM)
Sudan (SDN)
Togo (TGO)
Uganda (UGA)
Zambia (ZMB)
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
07/2019 - 07/2019
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

Country profiles were created for 43 sub-Saharan African countries highlighting travel times to the most accessible health facility from areas with Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (VHF) spillover event potential, travel times to the nearest at-risk location for VHFs, and an assessment of how travel times would change given new infrastructure in a country.

This dataset includes the following:

  • Four PDF files per country
    • Country-specific estimates of the travel times described above
    • Maps of the analysis stratified by facility type
    • Maps depicting the uncertainty around the modeled VHF spillover event potential estimates using differing thresholds
    • Table of travel times to the nearest at-risk location for any VHF from all hospitals in a country, shaded by hours of travel time
  • Code files used to generate the estimates

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