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The Global Health Dashboard Epidemic

Series: Communicating Data for Health Impact

“We have an epidemic of dashboards…we have a dashboard of dashboards.”

In November 2018, I attended a meeting where a government health policy maker from West Africa shared this honest description of global health data visualization in his country. The audience — predominantly public health professionals — laughed.

His comment (and clever use of public health jargon) has stuck with me. I think it’s an accurate reflection of global health data…

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