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Follow the Data Podcast Episode 8: Plenty of Fish in the Sea?

March 1, 2017

One of the largest single contributions ever made for such work, the Vibrant Oceans Initiative focuses on revitalizing the fish population by simultaneously tackling both industrial and local fishing practices. In this episode, we’ll go in depth on the ways the Vibrant Oceans Initiative is working to encourage responsible fishing globally to protect this vital source of food and income for generations to come. Leading the conversation is Andrew Sharpless, the Chief Executive Officer of our partner organization Oceana, and Melissa Wright from the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Environment team.

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Public HealthData for Health

Witnessing how a death gets registered in Zambia

January 12, 2017

By Adrienne Pizatella, Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Health team The Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative partners with 19 countries to support the improvement of public health data. One of the biggest challenges is a lack of accurate data around deaths, with the World Health Organization (WHO) estimating that 65% of all deaths worldwide go unrecorded.  Death registration is so important for countries because having accurate and up-to-date cause of death data allows governments, aid organizations, and public health leaders to set well-informed public health priorities for their country aiming to prevent more deaths and improve the health of the population.

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Public HealthReducing Tobacco Use

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 7: How tobacco control protects billions of people – Part 1

January 11, 2017

For the last 10 years, Bloomberg Philanthropies has been a major supporter of tobacco control, protecting more than 3.5 billion people in low- and middle-income countries through strong policies. Knowing that we can and must do more, our founder Mike Bloomberg announced a new round of funding this year that raises our total giving to $1 billion dollars and expands our work for another 6 years. But what does it take to protect everyone? And why did we take on this monumental task? In part one of this two-part series, we go in depth on tobacco control and how Bloomberg Philanthropies is working with partners around the world to protect billions of people from the harmful effects of tobacco.

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Founder's ProjectsWomen’s Economic Development

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 6: Increasing the value of women in Congo

December 19, 2016

In this episode of Follow the Data, you will meet Abdoulaye Toure, the Country Director for Women for Women International who – as the organization’s second male country director in Congo – shares some personal stories of impact he’s seen in the role of women in Congo, and why he’s committed his life to demonstrating the value of women in a country where they have struggled to have a voice.

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EducationExpanding College Access and Success

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 5: How a virtual advisor helped a student get into a top college

November 23, 2016

In our newest episode of Follow the Data, we meet CollegePoint e-advisor Kiki Murrain and her advisee Sabyne Pierre.  Matched together through our CollegePoint initiative, Kiki has been advising Sabyne through the college application process using text messages, emails, social networks, and even Skype. To tell us more about how virtual advising works, and their CollegePoint experience, the pair sat down with Jenny Kane from our Education team to share their stories of getting Sabyne to the college of her dreams and to impart some advice for all high school students.

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Founder's ProjectsWomen’s Economic Development

Follow the Data Podcast: Episode 4 featuring Women’s Economic Development

August 11, 2016

In the fourth episode of Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact – we hear from a partner of our Women’s Economic Development program to understand how they are working to create economic opportunities for women in growing industries.

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Public HealthData for Health

Follow the Data Podcast: Episode 3 featuring Data for Health

June 30, 2016

In the third episode of Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation –  we hear from partners of our Data for Health initiative to understand how they are working to improve health data around the world.

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ArtsBloomberg Connects

Follow the Data Podcast: Episode 2 featuring the Brooklyn Museum

June 3, 2016

In the second episode of Follow the Data – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation – we take a deeper dive into the work of Bloomberg Connects partner the Brooklyn Museum to see how they are transforming the visitor experience through technology.

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Environment

Launching Our New Podcast Series “Follow the Data”

April 18, 2016

Starting today, podcast fans and listeners on-the-go can download our new show: “Follow the Data” – a podcast about how our work is driving change and making an impact in the areas of education, the arts, the environment, public health and government innovation.

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