I was fortunate to attend an event in New York this week discussing the role of data in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The panelists brought up many of the key points we have discussed here as well. Speakers gave examples for how data can be used (not only collected) by frontline health workers, and how it can be translated into policy- as well as some challenges in these same areas.
The recording of the event (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson, the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, the One Million Campaign and others) is available here: http://livestream.com/JNJandPartners/Data
If you use Twitter, you can also find quotations from the event by searching #Data4GlobalGoals.
I am interested to hear your reactions to the points made at this event and available in the video. From your experience, do you agree with the points made? Do you disagree, or have additional comments to add?
HIFA profile: Carolyn Moore is a Program Officer with Powering Frontline Health Workers in the USA.