Health Heatmap of India
FOR INDIA'S DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING
This is an initial version of the Health Heatmap of India, an open access platform for aggregation, curation and visualization of Health Indicators of India.
Deep dive into health indicators of India
All health indicators along with the geo entity that have been curated can be selected and visualized in a map view and a table view.
Indicators can be overlaid on the map canvas and can be filtered along other dimensions of the indicator.
Additional environmental layers like rainfall, vegetation and forest types, from the India Biodiversity Portal can also be overlaid along with the health indicator.
Explore health indicators of India.
Explore district health status
Get an overview of the health status of each district by building a composite index from selected health indicators from NFHS-4.
The set of indicators for the district are scaled, normalized and then used to arrive at a composite score for each district. We have used a method inspired from the methodology used by NITI Ayog in creating the Aspirational Districts Program.
This interactive interface allows the user to select the participant indicators and visualize the composite index on our map view and a sortable table view.
Explore, build and visualize the composite index.
Visualize the spread of infectious diseases in India
Reports of infectious diseases are very important for early tracking and management of zoonotic and infectious diseases. This is specially relevant in the context of the current COVID 19 pandemic.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) monitors and reports on the occurrence and spread of infectious diseases across the country.
The program has been active since 2009 and produces weekly reports on several infectious diseases and their occurrence as PDF documents. Data has been extracted from these PDF documents and with limited curation, we have published them on the portal.
Explore and visualize the occurrence and trends of infectious diseases across time and geography.
How do we collect the data?
The Health Heatmap of India is an attempt to aggregate publicly available health data from diverse sources, curate it and warehouse it in a searchable, queryable format and make it available on an open access platform with a range of visualizations.
Data from various sources like the National Health and Family Survey (NFHS), Annual Health Survey (AHS), Sample Registration System (SRS), the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) and other sources of public data have been accessed, curated and organized on a data model of health indicator - geo entity framework and deployed on the system. Spatial as well as tabular visualizations allow viewing and exploration of the data from different perspectives.
How do we curate the data?
The data on the platform have been extracted from various sources and in various formats. After a first attempt at curation, the data is now available on this portal with source attribution for public scrutiny, feedback and suggestions.
This first version of the platform was developed as a part of the preparatory phase project of the National Mission on Biodiversity and Human Well-Being from October 2019 to September 2020. It is work in progress and over time we plan to enrich the portal with more data and rich visualizations.