The Invention of Geospatial Decision Support System for Malaysian Tuberculosis Surveillance Data Management

Authors

  • Abdul Rauf Abdul Rasam Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Noresah Mohd Shariff Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
  • JilorisF Dony Sabah State Health Department, Ministry of Health Malaysia, 88590 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2564

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the capabilities of a health information tool for disease preparedness and emergency responses. In Malaysia, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been using MyTB system to support the national tuberculosis (TB) control program through data decision-making management. However, this present system does not seem to be considering geospatial element which is one of the important factors affecting TB control. Integrating the MyTB system with geospatial functions would enhance the explicit cognitive and behavior analyses of TB by proposing a MyGeoTBIS© to assist the local health authorities in exploring TB dynamics and multi-level infection control.

Keywords: Geospatial, GIS, MyGeoTBIS, MyTB, tuberculosis disease

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2564

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Abdul Rasam, A. R. ., Mohd Shariff, N. ., & Dony, J. . (2020). The Invention of Geospatial Decision Support System for Malaysian Tuberculosis Surveillance Data Management. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI3), 269-274. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5iSI3.2564