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The 2014 Ebola epidemic highlighted just how ill-equipped the global health system is to tackle a large-scale crisis. Trevor Mundel, the head of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, makes a case for capturing big data in health care to enable coordinated global responses to outbreaks. Though he moves rapidly through this broad subject matter, Mundel supports his arguments with engaging graphics and anecdotal examples. getAbstract recommends his hopeful report to health care administrators and to anyone interested in the future of global health and diagnostics.

About the Speaker

Trevor Mundel is the president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program.



The world was slow to react to the 2014 Ebola crisis. The eventual response was energetic but chaotic and fragmented. National governments, the World Health Organization, several United Nations bodies and many corporations all threw resources at the problem. These disjointed efforts quickly developed a vaccine to prevent outbreaks of Ebola and a drug to treat the virus. Thought these results are impressive, such a disorderly response is unsustainable. Is there a better way? One example illustrates the power of a synchronized response to a clear goal: In 2000, only 47% of children in low...

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