Global health efforts have grown into a major knowledge industry, generating massive volumes of information and data. UN agencies, major donors and a growing number of actors produce and publish health-related data on their activities and results on websites, blogs, social media channels and open databases, through multiple devices and applications. Significant resources are invested in numerous initiatives to strengthen country health information and statistical systems, and to develop new tools to find, analyse, compare and visualize available data.
Those efforts all converge towards the same goal: triggering a data revolution for global health. But data alone cannot elicit change. The missing link is human: a wide variety of people with skills to find, verify, make sense of data to use them and communicate findings for positive change.
Who will be the health data revolutionaries and what are their needs? What current initiatives and innovative ideas might help to transform the vision of a data revolution into reality?
This workshop will look at the user side of global health data initiatives with contributions from academia, journalists, the civil society, the UN system and International Geneva’s unique collection of data resources on health. Discussions will address existing needs and capacity while focusing mostly on
the human dimension of the so-called data revolution.
|Buss Imogen||Global Health Institute||UK||Scientific secretary|
|Kamau James||KETAM (Kenya Access Treatment Movement)||Kenya||Membre|
|Poltier-Muta Aziyade Louise||PCP Project & the GVADATA portal||Switzerland||Membre|
|Teran Castro Javier||United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)||Switzerland||Membre|
|Cellades Eduardo||World Health Organization||Switzerland||Membre|