We use data to address some of the world's greatest humanitarian issues.
Flattening the COVID-19 curve is a challenge that takes all of us. People are distancing to protect their communities, healthcare workers are saving lives on the front lines, and public health systems are looking to put the right guidelines in place. To do that, they need better information on whether preventive measures are working and how the virus may spread. We offer maps on population movement that researchers and nonprofits are already using to understand the coronavirus crisis, using aggregated data to protect people’s privacy.
How we're responding to COVID-19
We've launched three new types of Disease Prevention Maps to help inform disease forecasting efforts and protective measures. Additionally, a prompt on Facebook has encouraged people in the US to participate in a voluntary survey from Carnegie Mellon University Delphi Research Center designed to help health researchers identify COVID-19 hotspots earlier.
We use a variety of technical tools to help our partners access and use data for disaster response, health, connectivity, energy access, and economic growth. Privacy is built into all of our products by default; we use techniques such as aggregation and differential privacy to protect your privacy.
Near real-time data on evacuations, displacement, and network connectivity access is shared with disaster response agencies.
A predictive model to map electrical distribution infrastructure, built collaboratively with publicly-available data.
Timely insights on the status of online small businesses around the world, particularly those owned by women.
Analysis of public conversations about particular topics on Facebook to help inform social outreach campaigns.
Satellite-imagery generated maps are used to improve health supply distribution, disaster response, and rural electrification planning.
Metrics that illustrate internet accessibility and inclusivity in rural communities.
Facebook Disease Prevention Maps are designed to help public health organizations close gaps in understanding where people live, how people are moving, and the state of their cellular connectivity, in order to improve the effectiveness of health campaigns and epidemic response.