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“We don’t want population data just sitting on a shelf”: Professor Andy Tatem at Geopalooza 3.0

At last month’s Geopalooza 3.0 virtual symposium our Director, Professor Andy Tatem, spoke about our population modelling work with agencies in low- and middle-income countries. In his talk entitled, Where is everyone? Mixing and matching modelling methods for mapping populations, he called for greater emphasis on co-development with stakeholders to ensure that health, development, and […]

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Photo of Dr Chris Nnanatu running a Geospatial Statistical Modelling in R workshop at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Awka, Nigeria, 17 February 2023.

Health and population data R workshop in southern Nigeria

Senior Research Fellow Dr Chris Nnanatu has recently returned Awka, Nigeria where he worked with the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (LISA-NAU) technical group to run a Geospatial Statistical Models in R with Applications in Health and Population Studies workshop. More than 100 participants including lecturers, researchers, and students from the

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Photo of Chairman of NPC, Hon Nasir Isa Kwarra with WorldPop Senior Research Fellow, Dr Chris Nnanatu. Abuja, Nigeria, 9 February 2023.

“You count, be counted” – Capacity strengthening workshops supporting Nigeria’s census

In recent weeks WorldPop experts visited Nigeria to run two workshops as part of our GRID3 Phase II project. The workshops were run for staff at the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in support of Nigeria’s 2023 national population and housing census. Senior Research Fellows Dr Sarchil Qader and

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What effect will lunar new year have on COVID spread in China? Our modelling shows most people have already been infected

Shengjie Lai, University of Southampton and Andrew J Tatem, University of Southampton China stuck rigidly to a zero-COVID policy until December 2022. This included travel restrictions, mass testing and mandatory quarantines. The rapid lifting of this strategy led to a surge of COVID infections across the country. There have been concerns that the Chinese lunar

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A virtual preEA workshop for the Guinea and Benin

Earlier this week Senior Research Fellow, Dr Sarchil Qader led an intensive 2-day bi-lingual virtual training workshop to strengthen Benin’s and the Republic of Guinea’s geospatial skills as both countries prepare to conduct their national censuses. Dr Qader gave step-by-step guidance to cartographers from Benin’s National Institute of Statistics and Demography (INStaD) and the Republic

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Photo of Ms Nipapan Borompichaichatkul receiving a Workshop on Modelling Population Estimates to Support Census Processes in Thailand certificate from Professor Andy Tatem

Workshop on modelled population estimates in Thailand

Our Director, Professor Andy Tatem and Senior Research Fellow Dr Chris Nnanatu have just returned from running a successful 4-day workshop for the Thai National Statistical Office (TNSO) in Bangkok. Thailand was set to conduct a national census in 2020 to provide vital statistics to support governance and the allocation of resources. This was delayed

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Population estimation workshop aids decision making in Papua New Guinea

Last week one of our project teams returned from running a 5-day capacity strengthening workshop in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Organised with the PNG National Statistics Office (NSO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as part of our Intercensal modelled population estimates for Papua New Guinea project, the workshop was run by Principal Research

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Screen shot of CIFF interactive health and development map of India - grid view

Mapping India’s child health and development

WorldPop have recently completed a unique and innovative interactive online health map for India to support the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) project. Our team of statistical modellers, data analysts, GIS technicians and application developers was assembled in early 2021 under the leadership of survey data expert and Senior Enterprise Fellow Dr Carla Pezzulo. During

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Population modelling and mapping workshop supports health planning in Ghana

Next week we welcome health statisticians and planners from Ghana to a bespoke 5 day workshop on population modelling and mapping for health, hosted by the School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Southampton as part of our Countdown to 2030 project. Participants from the University of Ghana, the Ghana Health Service

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GRID3 consultant Chisenga Musuka with printed microplanning map used by Ministry of Health EPI teams for vaccination planning, Lusaka, Zambia

Capacity strengthening in Papua New Guinea and Zambia

WorldPop works with government and non-government agencies in low- and middle-income countries to improve capability in statistical methods of population estimation methods that support achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. This week we have two teams providing in-country training – in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and Lusaka, Zambia. Dr Hal Voepel (WorldPop) presenting an introductory

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