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5 Questions about Ebola, answered with infographics
In the last few months the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been making local and international headlines. WHO classifies Kenya a high Ebola risk area, Kenya Airways suspends flights to Ebola hit Liberia and Sierra Leone are some of the headlines that appeared in the local media. But most of the stories do not bother to explain the outbreak, how the virus is spread and how one can reduce the risk of getting it.
The Kenyan media could learn from ONE, an international campaigning and advocacy organisation taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa, on how to pass simple public health information. Recently the organisation used... Read More
Media misses opportunity to visualise Kenya’s Budget
No annual news event in Kenya screams data visualisation like the Budget reading at the national assembly. Yet the charts published by the media after this year’s budget was read were underwhelming, few and sometimes inaccurate.
Take the case of The Daily Nation. While the main budget chart in the print version of daily (see right) was simple but informative, the online version was a joke. Read More
The health of the nation provides the most recent comparable indicators of health and health expenditure in the country's 47 counties.
The data that was sourced from several government departments in the Ministry of Health reveals great inequalities between counties. The results show that counties in marginalised areas are performing poorly in nearly all the indicators. The key indicators presented in the data include: Maternal health, nutrition, child health, health facilities and data on health financing as well as HIV, TB and Malaria for 2011 and 2012. Read More