|Type||Voluntary commitment by other stakeholders|
|Organisation||Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Themes||Data, monitoring, and follow-up; Social sectors|
The Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (HBGD) knowledge integration (HBGDki) initiative aims to facilitate collaboration between researchers, quantitative experts, and policy makers in fields related to HBGD, with a focus on reducing the global burden associated with three complex and interrelated outcomes: growth faltering, growth stunting and impaired neurocognitive development. The goal is to enable broader impact of insights from past and ongoing studies by incorporating individual study data into larger pooled analyses. To transform data into insights, the foundation is building a Global Health Analytics Platform (GHAP), a modelling, analysis, and interactive visualization suite that will facilitate the process by which data scientists collect and connect insights to construct an accurate representation of Global Health problems in order to accelerate learning and catalyse the generation of knowledge required to transform the lives of vulnerable populations. The Gates Foundation plans an initial commitment of up to $20 million on the effort.
to inform the design of an HBGD study (or studies) that is effective in terms of cost and delivery, thereby maximizing the reduction in growth faltering burden by delivering lifecycle-targeted, comprehensive package(s) of interventions known to work.
HBGDki will facilitate collaboration, data sharing and learning from extant longitudinal clinical studies and cross-sectional databases.
This will allow HBGDki collaborators to learn from all available data rather than gaining incomplete insights from partial datasets.
The Gates Foundation plans an initial commitment of up to $20 million on the effort.
by December, 2016.