Mobile data can be (and has been) used to study a vast number of subjects related to human behavior. One of its potential applications is on epidemics, a complex field that is informed not only by healthcare, but also social interactions and human mobility. In this blog post, Stefania Rubrichi explains the context in which her team used a real mobile phone dataset in an attempt to better understand and tackle the spread of diseases. Their study was just published in the journal EPJ Data Science.
Monthly Archives: June 2018
“Now more than ever, we need to stand with refugees”: that was the United Nations’s official theme on this year’s World Refugee Day.
A desire for health and wellness is one of many (many, many) qualities common to humans, displaced or not—and in recent months, the Journal of International Humanitarian Action has published a slew of novel research relevant to the physical and emotional health of refugees.
On World Refugee Day we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of the more than 68 million people around the world who are refugees or displaced as a result of conflict or persecution. Here, Dr Les Roberts reminds us why we should be motivated to do better for the world’s displaced.