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An enormous epidemiological Database

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First, I'm so in awe of your work on wikidata!

There's a database about the world epidemiology of diseases. This is quite a huge amount of data: Prevalence, Incidence, DALY, Mortality etc... for each country on the planet, for hundreds of diseases, classified by age distribution, sex ratio...

And it's under a Open Database licence (it's a work linked to WHO)!

Okay, so I thought it would be wonderful to get somehow access to this from wikidata ("What is the country in Africa where the prevalence of X disease is bigger among men than the prevalence of Y disease among women?" etc...)

They have no API on their site to access their data but you can download all their data in a massive dump in fact.

What do you think would be the best way to incorporate the data with Wikidata?

- If I dump it into wikidata it would be an enormous volume of data (hundreds of countries, hundreds of disease, multiplied by age range, multiplied by sex)

- if I link using Mix'n'match, the data won't be directly accessible: no API on their site to query from a QID.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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