Name Ebola and Mobile Phone Metadata
Source Harvard School of Public Health
Hyperlink to Source http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4205120/
Description This study outlines the utility of mobile phone records for understanding human mobility in the context of the Ebola, and highlights the need to develop protocols for rapid sharing of operator data in response to public health emergencies. Just a decade ago, obtaining detailed and comprehensive data to answer such questions over this huge region would have been impossible. Today, such valuable data exist and are collected in real-time, but largely remain unused for public health purposes - stored on the servers of mobile phone operators. The study outlines the utility of CDRs for understanding human mobility in the context of the Ebola, and highlights the need to develop protocols for rapid sharing of operator data in response to public health emergencies.
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Lead Institution Harvard School of Public Health
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Partners Karolinska Institute, Stockholm School of Economics, Flowminder, National University of Defense Technology
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Info link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4205120/
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    Created On 2014-04-12
    Updated On 2014-04-12
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