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Steeve Ebener

Steeve Ebener

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Steeve Ebener

Health Geolab Coordinator and Technical Assistance Lead

Steeve Ebener is the coordinator of the Health GeoLab recently established under the Department of Epidemiology at MORU to strengthen and sustain the technical capacity of the health sector in countries across Asia and Pacific in the management and use of geospatial data and technologies in public health.

Holder of a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Geneva, Steeve has 24 years of experience, including 12 working for the World Health Organization (WHO), advising and working with international, regional and national governmental and non-governmental organizations in the health and emergency management sectors. Steeve has contributed to projects implemented in more than 20 countries across the five continents.

Currently based in the Philippines, after being based in Switzerland, Tunisia and the Sultanate of Oman, he is at the origin of different projects and initiatives including, but not limited to, the development and implementation of AccessMod the Second Administrative Boundaries program (SALB), the Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Mapping (VRAM) and the Common Geo-Registry concept (CGR). He is also the technical assistance lead for the  Health GeoLab Hub when it comes to supporting countries in Asia and the Pacific with the geo-enablement of their Health Information System (HIS).

His main interest lies in supporting long term capacity building/strengthening as well improving the availability, quality and accessibility of geospatial data in countries for the proper geo-enablement of the HIS and, as such, advance geographically based decision making for a more system-based  and comprehensive approach to solving public health problems.