17 April 2020

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SKL International and partners launches pilot app to fight Covid-19 in Akkar, Lebanon

Salamati, a GIS-based application helping local authorities to enable rapid initial screening of potential #COVID_19 cases and the identification of areas and people at high risk, is launched for testing with the Union of Jurd Al-Qayta in Akkar.

reslog covid app salamati

The Swedish Association for Local Authorities and Regions in Lebanon SKR – Sveriges Kommuner och Regioner (SKL International) under Reslog Lebanon is pleased to launch the pilot of Salamati Application, on Monday 23 March 2020, in partnership with the Center for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand – UOB, and with the financial support of the University of Balamand and Sweden.

This application is based on data collected by volunteer trained nurses and doctors and information will be visualized by trained and experienced GIS engineers given the cooperation between Balamand University and the orders of Engineers in Tripoli and the North.

The objective of this initiative is to help contain the spread of the epidemic, enhance the preparedness of local authorities and increase their ability to manage crises.

The launch of this pilot falls under the digitalization component that SKL International is undertaking with the Union of Jurd Al-Qayta and Dreib Al Awssat under RESLOG Project, which aims at promoting Resilience and active citizenship in Akkar, Lebanon through fostering local systems, municipal capacities and engaging communities in municipal decisions.

Be safe, stay home.

Salamati app RESLOG Lebanon


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