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Health visualizations of 2014

A small list of health related visualizations that you should keep tracking this year

January 15, 2015

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

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  HealthCare.gov Explorer
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980-2011 | Meredith B. Rosenthal, Laura E. Smith

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Health Care Spending by High-Income Countries, 1980-2011
(image: Meredith B. Rosenthal, Laura E. Smith)

Marking 30 years of HIV in Kenya | Internews

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Marking 30 years of HIV in Kenya
(image: Internews)

Africa Health Stats | African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Africa Health Stats
(image: African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs

Ranking of hospitals and health professionals | El Mundo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Ranking of hospitals and health professionals
(image: El Mundo)

HIV | Público

Captura de tela parcial do Infográfico interativo HIV
(image: Público)

Indirect costs: Keeping the lights on | Nature

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Indirect costs: Keeping the lights on
(image: Nature)

The Kids Aren’t Alright | Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Kids Aren’t Alright
(image: Healthcare Administration Degree Programs)

Child Lives Map | Pulitzer Center

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Child Lives Map
(image: Pulitzer Center)

Surviving childhood in Africa | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Surviving childhood in Africa
(image: BBC)

Physicians by districts | Zeit Online

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Physicians by districts
(image: Zeit Online)

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Andy Kriebel

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks
(image: Andy Kriebel)

And representing all the visualizations related to the Ebola outbreak:

Tracking West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak | Health Intelligence

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Tracking West Africa's Ebola Outbreak
(image: Health Intelligence)

Ebola Response Tracker | ONE

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Ebola Response Tracker
(image: ONE)

 

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Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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