Data visualisation and infographics
Publication design and layout
Website and app development
In 2013 it was estimated that 840 million people were at risk of being infected with malaria and developing disease in sub-Saharan Africa. WHO African Region wanted a look and feel, mapping techniques and information design that reflected the weight of the state of malaria on the continent as well as the resistance to malaria interventions.
To produce an interactive atlas for print and digital use that will inform African countries, as well as the international community, on the status of resistance and on the future of malaria control in Africa.
We put together an atlas that visualises the status of insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes for the WHO Regional Office for Africa.
Our process started with cleaning up and thoroughly checking the big datasets with region-wide results from WHO’s researchers. Thousands of survey locations were checked and plotted using Tableau and Mapbox. For each country, several graphs were created that show detailed insecticide resistance data.
For the atlas, we designed several look-and-feels, as well as different options in visualising the data. Based on the chosen style, the full 180-page atlas was then laid out and all maps and graphs designed and checked thoroughly by technical experts.
Satellite imagery was used and around 40 region-wide maps were developed showing the trends in insecticide resistance.