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Our Impact

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.

Where do we need extra test facilities? This was one of the key questions posed by experts at a recent COVID-19 response meeting. How can we offer approximate answers to this question when we don’t... Where do we need extra test facilities? This was one of the key questions posed by experts at a recent COVID-19 response meeting. How can we offer approximate answers to this question when we don’t have good - or any - data? We need to know where the vulnerable people are and where they could go to receive medical support. We worked with Facebook’s Disease Prevention Maps – a global map with population density estimates, sufficient for our purposes. We then needed to determine location of health facilities – accessible via government partners, or, in a pinch, through open data (e.g., Open Street Map).

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Population Density Maps

Addressing COVID-19 through Public-Private Data Partnerships

Where do we need extra test facilities? This was one of the key questions posed by experts at a recent COVID-19 response meeting. How can we offer approximate answers to this question when we don’t have good - or any - data? We need to know where the vulnerable people are and where they could go to receive medical support. We worked with Facebook’s Disease Prevention Maps – a global map with population density estimates, sufficient for our purposes. We then needed to determine location of health facilities – accessible via government partners, or, in a pinch, through open data (e.g., Open Street Map).

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