Despite the positive potential and relative progress of open data for development, there are still gaps in creating and sharing high quality, timely, relevant, and accessible data in developing countries.
Recent outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous Ebola virus in West and Central Africa underscore the importance of rapid diagnostics and surveillance infrastructure, evidence-driven health communications and community engagement activities, and an effective and well-coordinated emergency response to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in the face of emerging pandemic threats.
The research will promote greater disaggregation of health information and inclusion of gender and social determinants of health indicators in Health Information Systems (HIS) at the national level in Egypt, Jordan and Morocco.
In an era of rapid change and increasing mistrust in institutions, open data and the surrounding communities that use it, are working to shift norms and culture to create dialogue and collaboration between governments, civil society and the private sector.
This Call for Concept Notes aims to support One Health research to identify, implement, and assess potential innovations in policies, programs, or practices that can prevent, control, and mitigate the risks of emerging epidemic threats.
A Series of articles in the Lancet presents informative research from an IDRC-supported project on interventions to improve our understanding of women’s and children’s health in conflict-affected zones.