Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data For Health Initiative Showing Progress In Indo-Pacific Region After Australian Contribution
Devex: How Bloomberg’s Data for Health initiative is helping reshape Australian aid
“When Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced a $15 million contribution to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Data for Health initiative in March 2015, the program became a key way for Australia to improve outcomes of its overseas health aid. Two years since its launch, Data for Health is showing its worth, allowing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other partners such as the CDC Foundation and Johns Hopkins University to work with governments in developing countries on evidence-based health policies. For the first time, programs covering everything from infant mortality rates to traffic deaths can draw from a robust body of data. And the early results are impressing stakeholders…” (Cornish, 2/27).