3 Maps of that Explain Cancer’s Global Burden

It's World Cancer Day. So, let's talk about cancer! The first two maps come via PRI's The World. It shows the number of new cancer cases, annually per 100,000 people. Darker green indicates more cases. As you can see, the USA is still a global leader...

Map of the Day: Can Sierra Leone Kick Ebola?

Today's map comes from the World Health Organization. It shows the number of days each district of Sierra Leone has gone since the last reported case of ebola. The magic number here is 42. This is double the 21 day incubation period of ebola. It is the ...

Map of the Day: Where People Go Hungry

Today's map comes from the Fresh-out-the-Oven State of Food Insecurity report, a flagship publication by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. It's shows something pretty remarkable: global hunger rates and the prevalence of malnutrition are at the...

Map of the Day: Maritime Crisis in the Andaman Sea

Today's map comes from the International Organization for Migration.  It offers a detailed visualization of migration routes traveled by Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh in risky sea voyages. The IOM released this map today as part of a ...