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Taking community mapping to a new level (literally) in Tanzania

Asha Mustapher and Samhir

Community mapping efforts in Dar Es Salaam are enabling local leaders to leverage information about the most granular level of community administration that exists in Tanzania. Originally intended to demarcate 10 households (ten-cell boundaries), these "shina" boundaries now encompass hundreds of households in informal settlements and are already being used by one of Dar's largest hospitals to track patients' origins at an unprecedented resolution.