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I'd say you're correct in saying that it shows how privileged the citizens (in the western (and in some other places) world) are, by highlighting (in red: draws attention; danger; and big numbers) the low coverage of doctos (especially) in Africa.
I like it very much. Great idea!


The tiny country labels (unreadable on screen) imply they're using a very high resolution medium for this display, but they're completely wasting it with the giant numbers crudely fashioned into country shapes. A simple choropleth map would have been much more information-dense, and more readable too.


A choropleth map would certainly be more information-dense, but I don't think it would have the impact of the raw numbers. And the big numbers, which have the most impact, are readable fine. So for its purposes (it looks like a poster, presumably for advocacy/advertising, rather than a purely informative chart) I think it's fine.

the constant skeptic

very interesting thanks

Scott Lamb

I think Christopher P and the editor didn't read the caption before complaining. It says "Not everybody in this world can see a doctor when in need" and describes how they intend to correct that. Their emphasis is on the places that need help, which is exactly as they intended.

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