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Volcanoes of the World

on Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:32

This article and data visualization explores a total of 1,550 volcanoes registered by The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program. It allows you to know where every volcano is located including latitude-longitude, region and country, and some of their characteristics, such as primary volcano type, dominat rock type, tectonic setting and elevation.

Earthquake hits off the coast of northern Chile

on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:33

This post provides information about the earthquake and aftershocks with magnitude higher than 2.5 on Richter scale that are hitting off the coast of Iquique, Chile since April 1st, 2014. It includes a visualization showing the geographic location and timeline of the earthquake and aftershocks, which serves to provide comprehensive and reliable information about this natural event to the general public.

Tapestry 2014 and some Twitter stats using #tapestryconf

on Sat, 03/01/2014 - 08:28

This is a brief post about Tapestry Data Storytelling Conference and a visualization of the statistics from the Twitter activity during the sessions using the hashtag #tapestryconf

What percentage of people ages 15-49 are infected with HIV?

on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 19:20

In this article the percentage of people ages 15-49 years infested with HIV in countries of the world is visualized. Key findings and some conclusions are also highlighted.

Applications of Data Analytics and Visualizations at PAHO

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 19:33

I'm glad to be able to deliver a presentation in a technical session organized by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), The World Bank. The presentation introduces how visual analytic techniques are being applied to public health at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Health Expenditure on Diabetes, 2013

on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 06:46

Diabetes, as a chronic disease, imposes a large economic burden on individuals, families, national health systems and national economies.This article focus on the economic burden of diabetes presenting the health expenditure on diabetes in countries of the world, based on data from the IDF Sixth Edition of Diabetes Atlas, 2013.

Prevalence of Diabetes in the World, 2013

on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 06:10

The global prevalence of diabetes in adult population in 2013 is presented in this article. The estimated prevalence of diabetes in adult population (20-79 years old) expressed in percentages is used as main metric. An interactive data visualization was designed to explore the data. Data source is the sixth edition of the International Diabetes Federation Atlas of Diabetes.

Indigenous Mortality and Inequalities in Latin America: the case of Brazil and Ecuador

on Sun, 10/27/2013 - 13:12

A study on indigenous mortality in Latin America is presented at the 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health. 27-29 October 2013, Ottawa, Canada. The study assess mortality inequalities between indigenous and non-indigenous population in Brazil and Ecuador. Information and results from this study are included in a porter.