Here’s what the subnational data revolution looks like
Data Zetu is driven to produce data use stories—tangible examples of local communities and governments using data to inform better decision-making, particularly to improve health, economic growth, and gender outcomes.
|Allocating resources at an overcrowded hospital in Dar es Salaam
To prioritize budgets and patient needs, a pediatrician helps health workers analyze an “overwhelming” amount of data from a new electronic system.
|Data journalism meets community radio in Tanzania
Mbeya Highlands FM, a community radio station in Mbeya region, is using digital tools to publish data-driven stories about health and education in Tanzania.
|Dispensary construction: A community data driven initiative
After data from community meetups elevated health care to the top of his priorities, a local government leader in rural Tanzania is converting his office into a medicine dispensary.
|Eradicating data discrepancies to support people living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
After building skills working with and cleaning data, a PEPFAR implementing partner in the Southern Highlands transforms its data management and reporting, reduces inefficiencies, and improves resource allocation.
|Layering map data to increase HIV testing and counseling services
A PEPFAR implementing partner in Tanzania combines community-generated data of nightlife hotspots with health facility locations to improve referrals and assist female sex workers.
|Newly-revealed Shina boundaries offer unprecedented hyperlocal data for decision-makers in Tanzania
Community mapping efforts in Dar Es Salaam are enabling local leaders to leverage information about the most granular level of community administration that exists in Tanzania.
|One of Tanzania’s largest news organizations pioneers the country’s first “health data desk”
Mwananchi Communications builds a team, infrastructure, and skills to make information about health sector issues accessible to the public via data-driven storytelling.
|Using a data mural to fight drug abuse in Dar es Salaam
In one of Tanzania’s communities most affected by HIV/AIDS, graffiti artists use data to connect people who use drugs with support services.
|Using fashion and data to promote dialog on sexual health
Empowering everyday people with awareness about HIV/AIDS-related challenges in their community, and equipping them with actionable information through creativity, data, and art.