Over the past two years, dozens of organizations used Facebook's Data for Good products to improve wellbeing and save lives. Their most profound applications include disaster preparedness projects, vaccination campaigns, and effective deployment of services during times of natural disaster.
Global Trends of Mask Usage in 19 Million Adults
The trends over the last five months demonstrate that in certain regions, including Asia and Central and South America, there was a consistently high prevalence (>75%) of mask usage, while in Northern Europe, there was a consistently low prevalence (<25%) of mask usage. In some countries we observed an increase over time, which may reflect the rising cases of COVID-19 or mask-related mandates and recommendations.
Disease Prevention Maps
Relationships between Local Green Space and Human Mobility Patterns during COVID-19 for Maryland and California
Human mobility is a significant factor for disease transmission. Little is known about how the environment influences mobility during a pandemic. The aim of this study was to investigate an effect of green space on mobility reductions during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in Maryland and California, USA. For 230 minor civil divisions (MCD) in Maryland and 341 census county divisions (CCD) in California, we obtained mobility data from Facebook Data for Good.
Disease Prevention Maps
University of Indonesia Develops Facebook Mobility and Stay At Home Dashboard for Indonesia’s Covid Response
In collaboration with the Indonesia Ministry of Research and Technology and Indonesia Ministry of Finance, the University of Indonesia developed a Facebook Mobility and Stay At Home Dashboard. The dashboard aims to monitor the social distancing policy's effectiveness and provide recommendations to local and national governments during this pandemic.
As Covid-19 Cases Rise Again Across the United States, Where Should We Be Most Concerned?
According to the latest model published by Facebook’s AI Research team, or FAIR, the country as a whole is likely to see as many as 1 million new infections between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8. Comparison with actual changes in case counts in specific areas since Oct. 26 indicates that this forecast is likely to be largely accurate overall, even potentially conservative, although with variations in accuracy in different local areas.
Population Density Maps
Hurricane Dorian: Who’s Most at Risk?
Direct Relief’s latest Esri-hosted Geographic Information Systems map for Florida and The Bahamas displays local demographic information along with other health infrastructure data — including the location of pharmacies, urgent care centers, hospitals, public health departments, and Direct Relief’s Hurricane Prep Packs — with the goal of revealing the social vulnerability characteristics of an area as well as all relevant health data. (Photo by Zack Wittman for Direct Relief)
Movement Range Maps
Facebook Mobility Data Dashboard for Poland COVID19 Response by Columbia University
This is aggregated and anonymised information from Facebook users who have geo-location enabled. Data is added on a regular basis, twice a week.