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Mapping, Geospatial Data Help Advance Global Health, Development Efforts

Millennium Challenge Corporation Blog: Mapping for Sustainable Development: MCC Hosts Its First-Ever Mapathon
Jon-Christian McCahill, MCC program officer for Data Collaboratives for Local Impact, discusses the role of maps in addressing global health and development challenges, and highlights the MCC’s first-ever mapathon. He writes, “The mapathon was hosted by Data Collaboratives for Local Impact (DCLI), a program led by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to increase the capacity of country-based individuals, communities, and organizations to use data that contributes to programming to fight HIV/AIDS and address other development challenges. … Geospatial data is a tool that enables policymakers to make better decisions and is helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals faster and more cost effectively” (7/25).

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