UB DEVELOPS COVID-19 MONITORING TOOLS FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
21 Apr, 2020
The University of Botswana has developed three computer software tools that will assist the Ministry of Health and Wellness in the management and monitoring of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The project was a collaborative effort of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Medicine.
FET developed a Web map visualization and live tracking dashboard that records data to illustrate real time trends of information on COVID-19 cases in Botswana. The dashboard was developed in collaboration with the Botswana Institute of Geomatics (BIG) and is manned by the University of Botswana personnel from FET.
The dashboard can be accessed on the government portal www.gov.bw under the Maps and Statistics tab. The platform is live and already receiving positive feedback from the members of public.