Premise Data Launches Health Sites Dataset to Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16, 2020—Data and analytics platform Premise Data is offering a free dataset for decision-makers at NGOs, aid organizations and local governments in order to help their efforts in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The dataset includes locations of over 36,000 sites in eight countries—Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria,

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Is Rural America Prepared for COVID-19?

There are now over one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and more than 300,000 cases in the United States. In the initial phases of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., the majority of the cases were concentrated in urban centers. However, more cases are starting to appear in rural areas; for example, Albany, Georgia,

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Premise’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Work From Home

As the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other organizations like the CDC and medical professionals, urges the world to limit physical contact to help slow the spread of COVID-19 many (businesses are allowing or directing their employees) to use strategies like working from home to promote social distancing efforts. In some areas, ‘shelter in

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Premise’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Public Spaces

In recent days and weeks, you have probably heard terms like “social distancing.” “flatten the curve” and “self quarantine.” These concepts stem from recommendations by the World Health Organization (WHO), among other medical professionals, that one of the best ways to limit the number of infections and subsequent deaths is to slow down the spread

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Amazon Fires and the Impact on Public Health: What the Data Tells Us

The Amazon Rainforest fires dominated international headlines a few months back, and the sad truth is that while the news stories have slowed and been pushed from the headlines, the fires have not stopped burning. Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research reports that the number of fires through September 2019 is up nearly 50 percent

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Wrapping-up the Premise PEPFAR DREAMS Project

Premise recently wrapped up its project with the PEPFAR ‘DREAMS Innovation Challenge’ which supported medication adherence monitoring for HIV- positive adolescent girls and young women (15-24 years) in rural Kenya. Among adolescents, girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of the Innovation Challenge is to

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