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Using radio broadcasts to augment early detection of health risks 2

Using radio broadcasts to augment early detection of health risks

UN Global Pulse worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to explore the use of data from radio talk shows to signal early warnings of health risks and health-related matters. Population movements, behavioural changes, food production, and many other factors linked to globalisation and economic development are responsible for the continuous emergence of infectious hazards. …

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Using Advanced Analytics to Model and Predict Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases 3

Using Advanced Analytics to Model and Predict Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases are responsible for 70% per cent of all deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three quarters of global NCD deaths – 31 million – occur. There is …

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Data Visualisation and Interactive Mapping to Support Response to Disease Outbreaks 4

Data Visualisation and Interactive Mapping to Support Response to Disease Outbreaks

From January – May 2015, a typhoid outbreak occurred in Uganda. Pulse Lab Kampala was invited to join the National Task Force in response to the outbreak. In coordination with WHO, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Pulse Lab Kampala produced a series of data visualisations to support the early response to the …

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Understanding Public Perceptions of Immunisation Using Social Media 5

Understanding Public Perceptions of Immunisation Using Social Media

This project examined how analysis of social media data could be used to understand public perceptions on immunisation. In collaboration with the Ministry of Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and World Health Organisation (WHO) in Indonesia, Pulse Lab Jakarta filtered tweets for relevant conversations about vaccines and immunisation. Findings included identification of …

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Online Signals for Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) 6

Online Signals for Risk Factors of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Global Pulse is collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) exploring how risk factors (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, diet and physical activity) of non-communicable diseases (e.g., cancer, diabetes, depression) could be inferred from big data sources as social media and online internet searches. 70% of the reduction in coronary mortality can be attributed to population level …

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