Health Metrics and Evaluation Explores Global Health Issues

By: Meghan Young - Mar 12, 2015
References: vizhub.healthdata.org & mashable
The University of Washington has created a detailed map appropriately dubbed Health Metrics and Evaluation. It visualizes the life expectancy and probability of death between 1990 and 2013 in 188 countries. Specifically, it explores how these metrics have changed over the years by taking into account different health issues and more.

From the Health Metrics and Evaluation, people will readily find out that Japan and Iceland have some of the highest life expectancy rates while Central Africa Region has some of the lowest. Completely interactive, people will be able to zoom in and out of the color-coded map in a way that is entirely user-friendly. It's interesting to see big data displayed in such a convenient way, shedding light of life span around the world.