The world has made incredible advances in medicine, but preventable diseases like malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS still claim millions of lives every year, and the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows how much strengthening many countries' health systems are.

Data can help us understand the causes of these unnecessary deaths and how to prevent them. In Namibia, satellite and cell phone data has supported the elimination of malaria. 80,000 people most critical to slowing malaria transmission were identified, allowing interventions like bed net distribution to be optimally targeted to disrupt the infection cycle, reducing the cost of reaching to the whole population.

"The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right."

Dr Paul Farmer 

  

Initiatives

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Data4SDGs Press Fellowship to Ghana

GPSDD Initiated
In May 2019 the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data held its first media fellowship, with a week-long reporting trip to Ghana.
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SDG National Reporting Initiative

The SDG National Reporting Initiative was a two-year initiative to facilitate greater information-sharing on SDG reporting between international, regional, and local communities.
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Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.
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Collaborative Data Innovation Fund

GPSDD Initiated
The Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Fund supports projects that work towards achieving the SDGs in low-income and lower middle-income countries.
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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Looking for Partners | GPSDD Initiated
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.
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Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.