Name Flowminder research
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Description Flowminder Foundation is a registered non-profit with a mission to improve public health outcomes by working with NGOs and government agencies with method development, capacity building, and implementation and scaling of processes relating to collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating anonymized mobile phone location data and satellite data. Flowminder works to establish partnerships with leading agencies, operators, and other stakeholders and help save lives by providing analyses and decision support based on the latest academic advances in the science of human mobility to all relevant parties.
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Type Research
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Status Pilot
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  • Health
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  • Visual Analytics
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    Use of Alternative Data Sources
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    Digital Activism
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    Case Study Description Flowminder analyzed a number of existing data sources from national census microdata samples, mobile phone call detail records (CDRs), and spatial population data in order to better understand the Ebola outbreak.
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    Good practices displayed Yes
    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
    Status Published