Research & Analytics
At the Virtue Foundation, research and analytics is a large part of all of our program areas, and an ultimate goal in every project we undertake. Analytics is enabled by knowledge and data. Therefore, another guiding principle of our work is the collection and sharing of interdisciplinary data to better inform our programming. To this end, we are currently developing several interactive map projects that will lay out need and available resources to inform where assistance is needed, and help guide specifically what kind of intervention is needed as well.
Actionable Data Initiative
Virtue Foundation seeks to increase the efficiency of global healthcare delivery, improving access to medical and surgical services for millions of people.
The demand for global healthcare is enormous. The disparity in surgical care alone demonstrates the magnitude of the problem. According to the Lancet Commissions:
- 5 billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical and anesthesia care when needed.
- Access is worst in low- and low-middle income countries where 9 out of 10 people cannot access basic surgical care.
- In the landscape of global surgery, only 6% of all surgeries happen in the poorest countries, where over 33% of the world’s population lives.