Organizations, Governments Learning To Harness Power Of Data To Track Disease Spread, Respond To Outbreaks

Devex: We know more about epidemics than ever before. Now what?
“…As data sources have grown, so too has their potential to inform policy. Ebola provided an obvious example: If organizations and governments had known where and how quickly the disease was spreading, they could have positioned resources and communication strategies accordingly. … Organizations and governments are now expanding their information arsenals for tackling epidemics. But for now, both the data and the policy are playing catch-up to the speed of disease spread…” (Dickinson, 8/8).

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