A 2-hour data for global health conversation, synthesized

By Kelli Rogers 06 October 2015

Tiyatien Health Frontline Health Worker Alexander Nyanway participates in a pneumonia treatment and dosage exercise under FHW Clinical Mentor Alice Johnson. Tiyatien Health, together with Direct Relief, uses health data combined with mapping data to train additional FHWs as part of a year-long program to increase the treatment of childhood pneumonia by 50 percent in the Konobo district of 30,000 people. Photo by: Direct Relief / CC BY-NC-ND

Curious what’s currently piquing the interest of experts in data for global health delivery?

In short, it’s that better access to data — and to quality training and tools to help professionals effectively analyze and use it for health delivery — will be a critical piece of achieving the global goals.

After a recent Johnson & Johnson-organized conversation on the topic, we sought the expertise of Global Health Data Exchange’s Peter Speyer and McMaster Health Forum Scientific Lead Kaelan Moat to help boil down what’s next for data and measurement in global health. Here are three big picture ideas to keep in mind right now.

1. Data, at the end of the day, is about collaboration, partnership and trust.

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Kelli Rogers@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.

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