This October, a Wellcome Trust-funded research collaboration released the largest ever dataset on individual mortality in the developing world. The data, which includes causes of death for over 110,000 individuals in Africa, Asia, and parts of Oceania, was created by the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH), a collaboration between research centers around the globe that are working on longitudinal health research in low- and middle-income countries. The researchers involved in the collaboration hope the data will help governments in these areas improve planning and public health services provisioning.
Largest Ever Dataset of Developing World Mortality
Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.