Premise Data selected to monitor family planning and vaccination services in Nigeria
Premise partners with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to demonstrate utility of crowdsourced public health data
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Premise, the global leader in real-time, real-world ground truth data, announced their selection by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to monitor availability of family planning and vaccination services using their contributor network in Nigeria. The activities will identify and collect data from health clinics and pharmacies on the availability of these health services while simultaneously tracking vaccination uptake and coverage within underserved communities. That data will be compared to traditional data collection methods with the goal of developing new data collection approaches for optimizing health service delivery.
Globally, one in five children does not receive their full course of immunizations, leaving them at risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. In Nigeria the situation is worse–the World Health Organization estimates that 77% of children aged 12 - 23 months have not received all routine vaccinations. Premise's Contributor Network will collect public health data in areas where systems are inefficient marking an important innovation to help Nigeria reach their target of 90% vaccination coverage.
The award marks the latest in a series of engagements between Premise and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at addressing deficiencies in data collection within countries dealing with health challenges–particularly immunization coverage. "As purveyors of real-world information, it's incredibly gratifying to see the real-world impact our partner organizations are having on people's lives. Improving vaccination coverage is a tangible and meaningful application of our breakthrough ground truth technology," stated Premise President and CEO Maury Blackman.
Premise is a data and analytics platform that empowers decision makers with real-time, actionable insights. By combining the power of a global network of on-the-ground contributors with industry leading data science and machine learning Premise is 'The Source of Ground Truth.' Premise is backed by $67M from the world's most creative and disruptive investors, including Valor Equity Partners, Social Capital, Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Premise is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. Find more information at www.premise.com.
Katrina Swarthout, Premise Media Relations
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