Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingTags: Anita Dakar, Futures Group, Health Policy Project, Master Health Facility ListDo countries have accurate information on where health facilities are located? The following is a guest post from Anita Datar of Health Policy Project, telling how answering that question is essential to good governance, health system performance, and emergency responses, and why competent, accurate mapping and updating of Master Health Facility Lists is still a […](Read more…)
This week, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington released a series of incredible new data visualizations. These tools Read More
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Data mapping highlights realities of global hepatitis C impacts, resources Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a report by mapCrowd, a crowdsourcing project launched by Médecins du Monde and the Treatment Action Group that is designed to gather and publicize data on…More
SciDev.Net: Mapping trachoma to eradicate blindness “…Until now, lack of data on trachoma-hit areas has meant health programs did not necessarily reach the most vulnerable. In the interactive visualization below, we explore the Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP). Implemented in 2012, it is the largest global mapping of infectious disease ever…” (2/9). Thomson Reuters Foundation:…More
CIDRAP News: WHO lists Zika R&D priorities; groups probe microcephaly, GBS “The World Health Organization (WHO) said today it is mapping research and development (R&D) projects under way for Zika virus and will be prioritizing some for fast-track development, similar to the role it played when Ebola vaccines and therapeutics were first discussed. In other…More
Last week, an ISIS-supported suicide bomber killed eight people when his car exploded outside of the presidential palace in Aden, Yemen. This is just one of countless attacks that have been carried out by the Islamic State and Al Qaeda in Yemen since the 2011 launch of the Yemeni revolution.
When was the last time you unfolded a map on your last road trip? Or went to the post office to mail a letter? With a few swipes of your thumbs, you can pay bills, buy and sell stuff, hold conference calls, and talk to your friends and family. Whatever you need, and everything you may not know you need, there’s an app for that. If you’re plugged in, the world is, literally, at your fingertips
by Olga Tosas Auguet, Jason R. Betley, Richard A. Stabler, Amita Patel, Avgousta Ioannou, Helene Marbach, Pasco Hearn, Anna Aryee, Simon D. Goldenberg, Jonathan A.
Background: There is consensus among stakeholders in Cameroon on the need to develop and strengthen human resource capacity for nutrition.
In Japan, the number of obstetrics facilities has steadily decreased and the selection and concentration of obstetrics facilities is progressing rapidly.
In developed countries, we frequently take for granted that Google and other platforms have pulled data from satellite photography and GPS to plot all the roads, building and corners that make up our surroundings. But the vast majority of the developing world has, until recently, remained predominantly unmapped. The Missing Maps project is now filling
Background: In Kinshasa, malaria remains a major public health problem but its spatial epidemiology has not been assessed for decades now.
by Simon J. O’Hanlon, Hannah C.
Risk of virus transfer to humans is highest in parts of South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, finds study.
This post is co-authored with Michael O’Sullivan. Effective property rights matter for development. And heck, they even got a couple of shout outs in the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. And we know from earlier work that weaker rights can lead to reduced agricultural productivity. So what happens when folks move to better property rights?