Reach the Unreached: Using Microplanning to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines

Providing healthcare to the most rural and vulnerable populations around the globe has always been a challenge. Polio eradication has taken decades, and malaria and tuberculosis continue to afflict primarily the poor and vulnerable despite enormous efforts. Today, with the rampant COVID-19 viral pandemic entering its fourteenth month and several approved vaccines to prevent it

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A Closer Look at Sentiments Surrounding the #EndSARS Movement in Nigeria

On October 3, the killing of a young man by alleged members of the Nigerian Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit known in equal measure for its brutality and lack of accountability, quickly reverberated across social media. A video of the killing led the #EndSARS movement to resurface online and resulted in nation-wide protest accompanied

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The Ground Truth to Satellite Imagery: A Premise Solution

Advancements in satellite imagery have transformed the way governments and organizations learn about changes on the ground. Satellite data’s ability to provide timely map updates has replaced the burden of utilizing field teams to map locations outside regular activities. This includes new settlements from migrating populations, damage caused by war or natural disaster, as well

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A Roundup of Premise’s Analysis on COVID-19 in Africa

Many countries across Africa have begun to move from preparation to response as COVID-19 spreads across the country. As of the time of writing, there are almost 50,000 reported cases in over 50 countries. African countries have not been impacted as significantly during this pandemic in proportion to their population of over 1.2 billion inhabitants,

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COVID-19 Preparedness and Messaging in Nigeria

The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has led to several questions about how health systems in lower and middle-income countries will deal with the pandemic. Nigeria is the most populated country on the African continent and therefore a potential hotspot for COVID cases given the inherent difficulties of social distancing in its densely populated

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Premise Snapshot: Africa and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has marched its way across the globe, with confirmed cases on every continent and in every country. There are over one million confirmed cases and 50,000 attributed deaths. To date, Africa has not been hit as hard as other continents though it has the potential to become the new epicenter of the

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19: A Follow-up Analysis from Premise

Thirteen days ago when I wrote the Initial Analysis from Premise Data of the economic impacts of COVID-19, China had 17 times the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the United States. Today the United States has surpassed China with over 150,000 confirmed cases, exponentially growing daily. The ‘Stay at Home’ orders—in some places like

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