Facebook Created 3 Types of Maps to Help Nonprofits and Others in the Public Health Sector

They provide data on population density, movement and network coverage


Facebook Monday introduced three types of maps to aid nonprofit organizations and universities working on public health in their efforts to stay ahead of diseases outbreaks and more efficiently reach vulnerable communities.

Facebook Data for Good policy lead Laura McGorman and research manager Alex Pompe explained in a Newsroom post, “When planning public health campaigns or responding to disease outbreaks, health organizations need information on where intended beneficiaries live, as well as real-time insights from the field.

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