All the data you can eat

Can data help the “meningitis belt”?

Adam Oxford
Adam Oxford

Your correspondent learned two things from this story: 1) that meningitis affects a disproportionate across a belt of Africa north of the equator, and 2) that clever algorithms plugged into weather data might be able to reduce its severity. Read about the project to predict meningitis outbreaks, and use those predictions to shore up resources, here.

Adam Oxford
  • Adam Oxford is a freelance journalist, media consultant and civic tech enthusiast. He also works closely with startups developing solutions to access to justice problems.

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