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Visualising health systems data: Examples, tools and approaches


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Visualising health systems data: Examples, tools and approaches

  • Room 2.64, CTICC 1 Lower Long St Cape Town, WC, 8000 South Africa (map)

You don’t have to be Hans Rosling to make information about health systems come to life! Come see examples of effective people-centred health systems data visualizations and then get hands on with an opportunity to make them yourself using free or low-cost tools.

FHS Participants:

  •  Jeffrey Knezovich, Policy Influence and Research Uptake Manager, Institute of Development Studies, United Kingdom, Moderator

Session details:

How do we get from government websites that look like this:

To more user-friendly comprehensive maps that look like this:

And data visualisations that tell more of a story, along the lines of:

Or interactive charts that look like:

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Join us for an interactive session that gets hands-on with tools such as, Google Fusion Tables, CartoDB and Tableau Public to visualise health systems information. Pre-registration is now closed.

If you would like to participate in this session, but have failed to register, we recommend downloading the following programmes:


For gathering data from the web:


For data manipulation:

  • Please have Excel installed

For data visualisation:

You may also want to pre-download some of the data with which we'll be working: