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  • How to Build a Data System for Urban Malaria Surveillance

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    Vector borne communicable diseases such as malaria pose a significant public health threat in urban clusters. Sprawling cities have been identified as primary malaria transmission hubs. These problems are due to factors such as high population density, increased inward migration, and the creation of urban slums with restricted water supply and poor sanitation. Therefore, it is important to focus on urban...

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  • Expanding Chennai: 4 Key Considerations for a Smooth Transition

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    With our head office and origins in Chennai (also known as Madras), Madras day is a focal point for Athena Infonomics. To mark this occasion, our Associate Director, Praveen Ravi and Senior Consultant, Sricharann Seshadri explore the challenges associated with the recent announcement to expand the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) to 8,878 sq km from its current 1,189 sq...

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  • Athena Co-Hosted an Interaction Meeting on Emerging Consumption Tide in Small & Medium Cities in China and the Challenge for Japanese Industries

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    On 18th August 2017, Athena Infonomics, Chennai Centre for China Studies and the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an interaction meeting on Emerging Consumption Tide in Small& Medium Cities in China and the Challenge for Japanese Industries at the Savera Hotel in Chennai. The focus of this event was the research presented by Professor Moriki Ohara and...

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  • Field Diary: Hybridity in Education

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    This International Youth Day, our Monitoring Learning and Evaluation Technical Lead shares his experience at a small village in Assam, sharing what may be representative of India’s youth and its experience with education. Education is widely believed to be the key to a better life; yet the insights of this small village demonstrate a much wider problem, begging the...

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  • Vijay Bhalaki GSG Millennial Honors

    Our Co-Founder and Director Honored as an Impact Entrepreneur at the GSG Millennial Honors

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    On 11th July 2017, The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) and the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Announced three impact entreprenuers at the GSG Millenial Honors in Chicago. Of these three, Athena’s Co-Founder and Director, Vijay Bhalaki, was honored as an awardee. Judges reviewed more than 60 applicants below age 30 whose businesses provide social impact...

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  • Our Data Toolkit for African Cities was featured on the BBC

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    Athena Infonomics, along with Development Gateway developed a toolkit which is designed to help City Governments transparently assess the current maturity of their data ecosystems, and identify high priority interventions for augmentation. The key differentiators in this toolkit include its ability to be adapted to any indicator set (for instance, to the SDGs), a built in customization layer to...

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  • India’s Child Labor Problem: Could Education Reforms be the Solution?

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    The world’s third largest economy, India, is home to a third of the world’s poor, with 22% of its population living below the poverty line (1): 4.35 out of 259.64 million children between 5- 14 years of age are involved in child labor (2, 3, 4). Poverty, lack of schools, and a growing informal economy are billed as the...

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  • Identifying Contexts for Relationships between Coverage of Health Interventions and Infant Mortality Rate in African Countries

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    Introduction The way in which we analyse and understand data is important, and should be reiterated this World Health Day. The correlation between the Composite Coverage Index and the Infant Mortality Rate is negative, suggesting that such interventions may be ineffective. Yet dis-aggregating this data into economic status, place of residence and level of education may suggest that these...

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