22 September 2021 | News
FII Institute launches Global Infectious Diseases Index
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The Future Investment Initiative (FII) Institute has launched the Global Infectious Diseases Index. It uses a specially designed Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool designed to track pathogens around the world and provide key data to help prepare for, and fight, infectious diseases.
Captured in near real time, it was developed in partnership with the global pioneer in infectious disease risk solutions Metabiota and leading technology consulting firm Accenture.
It tracks up to 60 pathogens, including those behind COVID-19, Dengue and Measles and is designed to increase global awareness about infectious diseases including Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV, as well as reduce threats and provide valuable insights to drive decision making.
The FII Institute officially launched the Index at the Health Is Wealth roundtable, held on the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, with world leaders, and government and private sector representatives in attendance, on 21 September.
The Index will provide endemic disease burden and epidemic disease threat data in one platform. It includes the top five deadliest global endemic diseases, across 204 countries and territories, and tracks up to 60 pathogens, including the Corona Virus. Integrated data also includes countries ranked by Highest Healthcare Expenditure (as a percentage of GDP), the number of people per country vaccinated for each disease and in-depth information on medical professionals and services.