85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world
Most media houses covered this year’s Forbes list of billionaires like the Chicago Tribune. Following the same line as in past years, their stories merely focused on who topped the list, the biggest net worth gainer, how many billionaires made the list, and their average net worth. But the Guardian went against the norm to tell a deeper data driven story about wealth inequality.
The story by journalist Mona Chalabi is...
Health gets the lion’s share of ODA in East Africa
The infographic used in the article Aid to EAC out of step with citizens’ needs that was published in the East African newspaper is a good example of how to illustrate data in a simple way. The infographic is based on a report by development initiatives, a non-governmental organization that deals with poverty issues. At a glance a reader can see that more than quarter of the official development assistance (ODA) to East African countries, with the exception of Burundi, goes to health.
This is because the doughnut graphic depicts the share of sector aid in terms of percentages and the colour scheme makes the divisions into sectors distinct and easy for the reader to distinguish the...
The health of the nation provides the most recent comparable indicators of health and health expenditure in the country's 47 counties.
The data that was sourced from several government departments in the Ministry of Health reveals great inequalities between counties. The results show that counties in marginalised areas are performing poorly in nearly all the indicators. The key indicators presented in the data include: Maternal health, nutrition, child health, health facilities and data on health financing as well as HIV, TB and Malaria for 2011 and 2012.