From innovation to implementation

Innovation, assessment, and scaling of new analytical methods to solve critical gaps in global public health. We have a proven track-record of using anonymized mobile phone network data, household surveys, and remote sensing data to improve planning and operational decision making in a range of areas including disaster response and climate impacts, disease outbreak prevention, and poverty reduction. Our work is done in close collaboration with telecom operators, NGO:s, and government agencies, building local capacity while ensuring assuring scientific rigor.  Learn more »


June 12th, 2015

Flowminder is developing national mobility estimates for Nepal in an effort to assist government and UN agencies in the earthquake relief efforts. For the…

August 23rd, 2014

MIT Technology Review discusses the implications of the latest Flowminder population mobility estimates in the article: Cell-phone Data Might Help Predict Ebola’s Spread….

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"The example from Haiti demonstrates how mobile data analysis could revolutionise disaster and emergency responses."

— World Economic Forum (2011) Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development, pg. 5

"[An] incredible application of available technology to saving lives – not just of value in developing countries."

— Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News chief health and medical editor