Flowminder.org

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 »

News

WorldPoPlogo2
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…

mit-tech-review
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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Quotes

"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