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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. 

To see full research, please visit the link:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212420921004441#!


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