Lauren A. Haynes independently collaborated with HealthEnabled for this article. She has previously worked with The Global Fund and NYC Health + Hospitals and holds MPH and BS degrees from Columbia University. Lauren is based in New York City and typically writes about structural factors affecting social justice and health equity.
In order for data to drive effective development at a practical level, data must exist, be accurate, accessible, and useful. Far too often, none of those requirements are met, write HealthEnabled's Nadi Nina Kaonga and writer Lauren A. Haynes in this guest column.