Dr. John KANYARU
Dr. Simon TAYLOR
Eng. Mario TORRISI
Prof. Roberto BARBERA
Kenya National Public Health Gateway
The use case aims to develop a National Public Health Gateway to mitigate the effects of motorcycle-related accidents in Kenya, which cause more deaths than those involving bicycles and cars. Whereas these fatalities are many, and in many cases avoidable, the persistence of this problem is worrying and it is a drain to the economy as well as a real concern for families. The Gateway will be used by Public Health experts and operators to publish data related to motorcycle accidents that will then be analysed on the cloud and used to proactively raise riders aware of “black spots” while they are driving on roads.
For storing and retrieving motorbike accident data, the National Public Health Gateway adopted the gLibrary framework, designed and developed by the Division of Catania of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), to allow access to existing data repositories and the creation of new ones via a simple RESTful API.
For analysing use case’s data, the Public Health Gateway is connected to a FutureGateway API Server – developed in the context of the INDIGO-DataCloud project – which seamlessly executes jobs on local, Grid and Cloud resources belonging to the Africa & Arabia Regional Operation Centre.