Flattening the curve, one datapoint at a time

Flatten is a not-for-profit that focuses on creating tools to collect syndromic surveillance data to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

What we’ve done

We ran a syndromic surveillance website in Canada, flatten.ca The anonymised dataset will be available soon.

We partnered with the administration in Mogadishu (the capital of Somalia) to run a census-style survey. Hundreds of volunteers there collected vital data about the symptoms and comobodities of over 100,000 Somalis.

Flatten in Numbers


Canadian Surveys


not-for-profit volunteers


volunteers on the ground in Mogadishu


Somalis Surveyed

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