Data Visualization Vaccine-preventable outbreaks

Published on February 4th, 2015 | by Joshua New


Visualizing Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks Around the World

The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, a group devoted to providing independent and evidence-based analysis of health issues for policymakers, has created an interactive map that plots data on outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, and polio. The Global Health Program populated the map with data pulled from reports by news organizations, governments, and the global health community dating back to 2008. The interactive map was created to promote awareness about how preventable these diseases are and to examine factors that hinder efforts to eradicate these diseases.

Take a look.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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