Images as data

Visually documenting health journeys in low-resource settings.
Global Good & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Indonesia, India, Kenya, Uganda
2018

Images as Data compiled visual documentation of patient journeys and healthcare facilities, providing insight for optimising global primary healthcare strategies.

The project involved capturing high-quality photographs of the overall environments of healthcare facilities and the systems outside of the facility that may affect care delivery. Some examples of the captured photographic data of primary healthcare facilities include, among others, storage systems, labs, equipment, water sources, roads and infrastructure access to a facility, transportation, and visual forms of communication. The project also placed a strong emphasis on documenting the patient journey, capturing the experience, challenges, and environments that patients encounter when seeking care.

The project documented the primary healthcare journey in different locations in India, Indonesia, Kenya, and Uganda. In addition to the documentation, Scope also designed an interactive online platform, so as to enable the collected data to support the dialogue and design of primary health care strategies for the future.

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