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Tobacco Cessation: Another Tool for Governments Fighting Coronavirus?

As experts scramble to better understand why Covid-19 can impact individual patients so differently, a growing body of evidence suggests that one factor contributing to the severity of the disease is whether the patient is a smoker. Could enhanced tobacco control policies be another tool for governments fighting the virus?

April 9, 2020 Health
News/Events
Narrow the Gendered Data Divide by Investing in Women

As we approach Beijing+25, awareness about the literal value of gender equality continues to rise—but actual progress has stalled. The 2020 World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report reveals women’s under-representation is most acute in data, digital, and technology fields that will drive economic growth over the next decade. According to the report, just 12 percent of cloud computing, 15 percent of engineering, and 26 percent of data and artificial intelligence professionals are women.

March 12, 2020 DCDJ, Health
News/Events, Program
The Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI): A New Partnership with African Policymakers to Utilize Data for Effective Tobacco Control

DG is pleased to announce a new program supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to work with African policymakers, governments, and civil society organizations to use data to promote tobacco control across the continent.

January 14, 2020 Health
Launch, Program
Flashback to the Des Chiffres et des Jeunes Semi-Annual Review (SAR) / Retour sur le Semi-Annual Review (SAR)

Last month (March 13-19, 2019), the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Des Chiffres et des Jeunes (DCDJ), and SEJEN teams gathered at the Ecole Nationale de Statistiques et d'Economie Appliquée (ENSEA) campus for a comprehensive Semi-Annual Review (SAR) of activities carried out since the DCDJ project launched.

April 26, 2019 DCDJ, Health
En Français, Program, Subnational
Sharing the OpenDCH StoryMap: Exploring the Mapping Process in Côte d’Ivoire

The Open Geospatial Data Center for Health (OpenDCH) program aims to address gaps in both data supply and demand in Côte d'Ivoire, focusing on stakeholder engagement, alignment of data sources, and forging of data literacy. OpenDCH is a partnership between AidData, Development Gateway, the Ministry of Health’s Direction de l'Informatique et de l'Information Sanitaire (DIIS), and USAID/Côte d’Ivoire.

December 3, 2018 Health
Open Data, Program
#ElimikaWikiendi and Strengthening Health Data in Tanzania // #ElimikaWikiendi na Uboreshaji wa Takwimu za Afya Tanzania

DG recently participated in Elimika Wikiendi, an open online space for Kiswahili speakers to discuss issues including health, research, development, and technology in Tanzania and East Africa. The platform educates, raises awareness, and prompts online dialogue using the hashtag #ElimikaWikiendi.

August 27, 2018 Health
Aid Effectiveness & Management, News/Events
Creating Open Geographic Data for the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Tremendous progress has been made over the past two decades in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Citizens are more aware of the virus, medications have been improved, and access to support has increased. In Côte d’Ivoire, a remaining challenge in combating HIV/AIDS is to more effectively target hotspots and to ensure that resources are finding their way to local communities with the greatest needs for prevention and treatment.

July 23, 2018 Health
Open Data
Announcing the Data for Youth Services Collaborative (DYSC) in Côte d’Ivoire

PRESS RELEASE – As an international nonprofit, Development Gateway has become known for international thought leadership on data for development and our experience in country-led data programs around the world. We are pleased to announce that DG has received an award from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to implement an innovative, results-based project, “Data for Youth Services Collaborative (DYSC) in Côte d’Ivoire.” Over the next 27 months, we will bolster the sub-national supply and use of data for Ivorian citizens, engage youth as champions of these services, and fuel innovation.

May 10, 2018 DCDJ, Health
Launch, News/Events, Program, Subnational
Countdown to 2030: Accelerating Momentum towards Ending Preventable Maternal, Newborn, and Child Deaths with UNICEF

DG is pleased to announce the recent launch of the Countdown 2030 Country Dashboards and Profiles. In recent months, we partnered with Countdown 2030 and UNICEF, a Countdown 2030 member, to develop a series of comprehensive dashboards that illuminate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Good Health and Wellbeing, which calls for the end of preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths. The Dashboards and Country Profiles visualize data that is provided through an API serviced by UNICEF.

February 13, 2018 Health
News/Events