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Global Health Map

What in the world of health is happening? Do you know of an outbreak of disease or health issue that needs more attention? Humanosphere and HealthMap have partnered to create Global Health Map — a disease-tracking mapping tool that you can help keep current and informative. What’s happening with cholera in Haiti? Click on the stickpin. Is there a health issue in Tanzania we need to know more about? Post it.

HealthMap is a non-profit organization that has created this disease-tracking tool overseen by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston that documents outbreaks around the world based on data and reports from public health officials, governments, assistance organizations media and now you! The goal is to provide the public with a comprehensive, geographically organized visual description of what’s happening in global health. Please take a look, and contribute by clicking on Outbreak Missing. Your identity is not published.


About Author

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.