Two researchers from An-Najah Publish Research Paper on Coronavirus Disease
Dr. Samir Shedid, Associate Professor of water resources and Ms. Sandy Alawneh from at the Water and Environmental Studies Institute (WESI) at An-Najah National University, have published a research paper, first of its kind in the region, titled "GIS-based COVID-19 Vulnerability Mapping in the West Bank, Palestine" in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction with an impact factor of 4.3.
In this research paper, the COVID-19 vulnerability map for the West Bank, Palestine was developed. Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to develop the COVID-19 vulnerability map. The Geographic Information system (GIS) in combination with multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) was adopted to estimate the COVID-19 vulnerability index (CVI) based on some selected potential criteria including population, population density, elderly population, accommodation and food service activities, school students, chronic diseases, hospital beds, health insurance, and pharmacy.
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