Our mission is to enable rapid sharing of trusted and open public health data to advance the response to infectious diseases.
Today an informal network of hundreds of volunteers has assembled records for more than a million cases in 142 countries around the world. It may well be the single most accurate portrait of the virus’s spread through the human population in existence.
Global.health is a collaborative effort by technologists and researchers from leading international institutions to build a trusted, detailed, and accurate resource of real-time infectious disease data early in the outbreak, tracking cases for the first 100 days.
As research becomes increasingly data-driven, our understanding of the world around us is only as accurate as the data we have available. We believe in equitable health research that serves communities of all backgrounds. This is why we built Global.health – a platform that brings together outbreak data from diverse communities and makes it available to all, regardless of geographic location or organizational affiliation.
By creating a centralized open resource of verified case-level data from around the world, our aim is to accelerate the work of researchers, public health officials, and the global community to better prepare for, respond to, and reduce the burden of disease outbreaks.
In the next phase, we are building on previous outbreak experience to enhance our public health platform by integrating multiple data streams and developing tools for downstream analytics to derive public health relevant insights for research and decision making. We have partnered with international and national health agencies for representation, to support local capacity building, and advance data preparedness for future global outbreak response.
Anya Lindstrom Battle
Associate Professor, University of Oxford
Samuel V. Scarpino
Veincent Christian F. Pepito
Today, Global.health is being built via a network of hundreds of volunteers that could use your help in creating a revolutionary global resource of public health information. Sound exciting? Looking for ways to get involved?
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Currently in development, launching early 2021.