New international project launches to help gather life-saving data

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Children play outdoors at a school in Curaçao, the Netherlands. Photo: UNICEF/Roger LeMoyne

A new project to help gather life-saving data on health trends has been launched, involving 18 countries from around the world.

The Data for Health Initiative is being driven by Bloomberg Philanthropies, in collaboration with the Australian government, together with public agencies, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

Lubna Bhatti is a WHO physician and epidemiologist.

She told Deganit Perez that the data would help governments take action to tackle specific risk factors such as unhealthy eating, or not doing enough exercise.

Duration: 4'42"

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