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Story Publication logo April 8, 2016

The Life Equation Interactive

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Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front...

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When José, a health worker in Guatemala, meets Crecencia, a mother of seven with cervical cancer, he faces a tough choice.

The price tag to treat her disease is almost $10,000, and at best, will buy her only a few years of life.

Does everyone have a right to healthcare, whatever the cost? Or should the money instead be used to funder interventions like pap smears that could save more lives?

We want to know what you think.

Go to to submit your response.

The Life Equation Interactive is being launched exclusively for the 2016 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference. It includes short films, infographics, and slideshows, and follows stories in Nepal, Guatemala, and the US. Visit the full interactive here.



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Health Inequities

Health Inequities

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