Organisation: Medecins Sans Frontieres

This Saturday sees the 8th annual International Open Data Day and we thought it only right to celebrate a few outstanding examples of open data work we’ve seen from our grantees over the last few years. This year’s event will focus upon four areas: open research data; tracking public money flows; open mapping; and data […]

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In 1854 London physician John Snow collected addresses from victims of a cholera outbreak, put them on a map, traced the epidemic to Soho and turned off the contaminated pump. In doing so, he became one of the fathers of modern epidemiology. Yet a century and a half after Snow’s breakthrough, cholera and other diseases […]

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Last week, I attended the first of two Medecins sans Frontieres’/Doctors without Borders (MSF) ‘Scientific Days’. From my snap poll (aka stealthily reading peoples’ name badges) many of the attendees were MSF employees or volunteers and so this conference gave me a privileged insight into the challenges, dilemmas and opportunities facing one of the world’s […]

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