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The Guardian: Interactive cross-reference map of Africa

The Guardian often publishes great interactive maps of Africa, or other parts of the world, to give us a visual representation of data regarding issues of global health and poverty.

Here is another such map which allows you, for Sub-Saharan Africa, to check out how countries compare if you cross-reference two sets of such data like, say, the nation’s GDP (gross domestic product) vs maternal mortality. The data sets include infant mortality, access to water, government debt, life expectancy, aid amount received, HIV prevalence, number of refugees and so on.

Go to link to try it for yourself. This is just a screen grab:


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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.