​​​​NTD mapping tool.jpgThe interactive Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) Mapping Tool www.NTDMap.org, used by key decision makers and researchers to control NTDs, was relaunched this week to include offline functionality and Google technology.

The new version relies on Google Maps Engine allowing high-speed processing, users can also download layers and work on their maps in offline mode using their own geographical software.  

The tool provide downloads for the geographical distribution and treatment coverage of NTDs including schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths, ​those that are particularly prevalent in school children. It also maps safe water and sanitation access

The NTD Mapping Tool is a collaboration between GAHI, the International Trachoma Initiative, Children Without Worms, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control and the Task Force for Global Health