It’s been a couple hundred years since Dr. Snow plotted cholera deaths on a simple map; one of the earliest examples of data visualization and epidemiology. But using maps, geo-spatial data and geographic information system data is trendier than ever. Think: satellites, drones, smart phones. These powerful technologies offer billions of pixels worth of data that many industries have only just tapped into as a resource.
To prevent future outbreaks of Ebola and other diseases, high-quality health information system data must be readily available.
In the past year, PEPFAR, OGAC, and WHO have issued updates to their HIV/AIDS strategies which include ambitious new goals for controlling the epidemic. AIDSFree Deputy Director Helen Cornman calls for national and international HIV/AIDS programs to take a pragmatic approach to adapting to the rapidly shifting HIV landscape.
Social media is also an excellent tool to help keep our own employees connected to the company, our mission, and each other.
Staff use this April Fool’s Day as an excuse to poke fun at the name confusion between Jon Snow the Game of Thrones character, and John Snow the 19th century epidemiologist.