The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up an array of data-related challenges. Across the continent, important datasets are either inaccessible to the public or are difficult to locate, retrieve and analyse. In some cases, the data simply does not exist yet. The Africa Data Hub serves to fill this gap by providing a free one-stop-shop for newsrooms, researchers, and the public to access near real-time COVID-19-related data in user-friendly formats.
This CKAN portal serves as one feature of the Africa Data Hub where journalists and others can access COVID-19 and related data directly for their own analysis and inclusions in stories.
This work is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.