Insights in Global Health: A Compendium of Healthcare Facilities and Nonprofit Organizations is the most comprehensive index of critical information on healthcare facilities and nonprofits in 24 of the lowestincome countries as classified by the World Bank. Presented in an easily accessible format and organized in 24 country chapters, the compendium allows stakeholders to better identify where healthcare services are available and where additional resources are needed.
. Brief country overviews, key statistics, and country maps depicting the locations of healthcare facilities.
. Curated lists of healthcare facilities as well as nonprofits, accompanied by brief descriptions and relevant medical specialties, for each country.
. QR codes associated with each listing linking to a companion web platform, providing access to further information about the organizations as well as the ability to interact with the data in a customizable manner.
Organized through the Virtue Foundation, this project brings together a multidisciplinary team of professionals in healthcare and data sciences. It is directed by Ebby Elahi, M.D., M.B.A., Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.
Section 1: Introduction. Section 2: Country Information Supported By Maps Highlighting Regions with NGOs and Other Health Organization Density. Section 3: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Other Global Health Organizations Organized Alphabetically. Section 4: NGOs and Other Global Health Organizations Organized by Country. Section 5: NGOs and Other Global Health Organizations Organized by Specialty.
Improving health care in resource poor environments requires close collaboration between international groups and local, on-the-ground medical professionals and institutions. Insights in Global Health is an invaluable resource for both parts of that equation and a sure way to advance the cause of better health across the planet.'
- Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder, Panzi Hospital and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
'The global health landscape is complex. Thousands of organizations - UN agencies, religious groups, and nonprofits - support public health and provide health care in countries around the world. This remarkable book provides the first-ever map of this landscape. It is an essential guide.'
- Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., FAAP, Director, Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good, Boston College; Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Global Health
'Global development and sustainable progress depend on populations that are healthy and empowered. The data provided by Insights in Global Health can ensure that emerging countries have access to the healthcare required for long-term success.'
- Andrea Jung, CEO and President, Grameen America
'One of the greatest promises of our technological age is the power of Big Data to improve health outcomes. By extracting insights from disparate data in innovative ways, Insights in Global Health is helping to create an "efficient market" for the delivery of healthcare in underserved regions at a time when the world needs it most.'
- Stephen Colvin, CCO, Bloomberg Media