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Cluster of Microcephaly Cases and Zika Virus Disease in Brazil

on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 06:04

Brazil is facing an unprecedented outbreak of microcephaly and an explosive spread of Zika virus diseases. The cluster of cases of microcephaly is being associated with the simultaneous presence of Zika virus infection.

Data visualisation in surveillance for injury prevention and control: conceptual bases and case studies

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:45

This post highlights the paper: "Data visualisation in surveillance for injury prevention and control: conceptual bases and case studies: published in Injury Prevention, January 4th, 2015 by Ramon Martinez, Pedro Ordunez, Patricia N Soliz and Michael F Ballesteros.

Preparing Child Mortality Data Set for Analysis and Visualization

on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 20:06

This post illustrates the case study of data preparation of the data set of child mortality estimates for analysis and visualization using Alteryx and Tableau.

Road Traffic Death Rates Across Countries of the World, 2013

on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 19:13

This post features the level and distribution of road traffic deaths across countries of the World in 2013.

Data Preparation for Assessing the Trends of Premature Mortality from Noncommunicable Diseases

on Wed, 10/14/2015 - 02:05

My talk about how to prepare data for analysis and visualization on the webinar Tableau Zen Masters - Preparing Your Data For The Tableau Conference 2015 on October 13th, 2015

Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms in the US, 2013

on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 08:26

This post features the level and distribution of the number of deaths due to injury by firearms across states in the United States of America during 2013.

Chile earthquake: 8.3-magnitude quake strikes off coast

on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 16:32

This post features an exploratory data visualization on the powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake that struck off Chile's coast on Wednesday September 16, 2015.

My talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation

on Wed, 09/09/2015 - 02:48

This is my talk at the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Workshop on Big Data and Scientific Computation, hold at the ICICT-FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 23 to 27 August, 2015, where the systematic approach and science behind the GBD Study, the computational modeling and data flow, and data visualization platform were discussed,

Visualizing the Global Distribution of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus

on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 21:19

This blog post visualizes the global geographic distribution of currently known unique occurrences of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, two mosquitoes species that are vector of several important arbovirus: dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya viruses.

An Urgent Call to Improve Health Information Systems

on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:56

This blog post highlights an urgent call to improve health information systems in the context of the post-2015 sustainable development goals. The call was done by global health leaders from governments, multilateral, academia, research institutions and civil society gathered from June 9 to 11, 2015 at the Measurement and Accountability for Results in Health Summit.

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