Like we explained last week, besides our usual round ups with our overall favorite pieces of data visualization related content, this year we also decided to highlight the interactive projects around two important areas of Humankind’s quality of life: Environment and Public Health.
It’s not hard to choose the most media covered public Health issue of 2014. The Ebola outbreak that started in Western Africa, took over the news in many countries, specially the ones with working medical personal in the front line of the fight against the deadly pandemic.
Despite all the attention it got from the media, it would be almost ridiculous to state that this was the major health issue of 2014, if you stop to think about, for instances, the thousands of people killed every year by malaria, mostly children. This round up with interactive visualizations features a couple of projects about the Ebola outbreak, true, but mostly you’ll see here visualizations tackling other global and regional issues.
HealthCare.gov Explorer | The Wall Street Journal
Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980-2011 | Meredith B. Rosenthal, Laura E. Smith
Marking 30 years of HIV in Kenya | Internews
Africa Health Stats | African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs
Ranking of hospitals and health professionals | El Mundo
HIV | Público
Indirect costs: Keeping the lights on | Nature
The Kids Aren’t Alright | Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
Child Lives Map | Pulitzer Center
Surviving childhood in Africa | BBC
Physicians by districts | Zeit Online
Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Andy Kriebel
And representing all the visualizations related to the Ebola outbreak:
Tracking West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak | Health Intelligence
Ebola Response Tracker | ONE
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