While the number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (aged 0-19 years) is relatively low at around 416,500 globally in 2017, treatment-related ill-health and disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause around 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year, according to the first Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) to assess childhood and adolescent cancer burden in 195 countries in 2017, published in The Lancet Oncology journal.
July 29, 2019
February 28, 2018
A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
September 25, 2017
'Precision public health:’ 5 x 5 kilometer mapping identifies significant differences in child deaths throughout Africa
A mapping system enabling global health researchers to examine communities in 5-by-5-kilometer blocks finds significant differences in child death rates within African nations.
April 3, 2017
Deaths among children and adolescents decreased worldwide from nearly 14.2 million deaths in 1990 to just over 7.2 million deaths in 2015 but this global progress has been uneven, according to a new article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
January 25, 2016
A new report examines global and national trends in the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents in 188 countries based on results from the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
December 3, 2015
Uganda is succeeding on several fronts in child health and development, according to a new study by researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Nonetheless, large disparities between the health trends found in Kampala, Uganda’s urban epicenter and capital, and other areas of the country have endured over time.
September 10, 2015
A wide range of avoidable risk factors to health – ranging from air pollution to poor diets to unsafe water – account for a growing number of deaths and a significant amount of disease burden, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries.
September 1, 2015
Childhood survival improved in every state in Nigeria, but in many places rates of malnutrition have increased since 2000. Polio immunization rose throughout the country, yet rates of coverage for other vaccines flatlined or faltered over time. Stark geographic disparities deepened for a number of interventions, underscoring many of the challenges facing Nigeria’s health system.
December 17, 2014
People are living much longer worldwide than they were two decades ago, as death rates from infectious diseases and cardiovascular disease have fallen, according to a new, first-ever journal publication of country-specific cause-of-death data for 188 countries.
December 17, 2014
Mortality from interpersonal violence falls in the United States, more lives are lost to chronic kidney disease
Life expectancy improved for both men and women in the United States, at an average of 3.5 years gained since 1990. But at the same time a number of diseases, including chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer's disease, claimed more lives in the United States in 2013 than in 1990.
July 21, 2014
New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7% between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5% in the past decade. Despite major progress, the quality of programs to treat HIV varies widely.
July 21, 2014
HIV/AIDS deaths dropped from a peak of more than 40,000 in 1995 to around 10,000 in 2013, and TB deaths declined at a rate of 3.7% since 2000. New TB cases are declining faster than the global average, but new HIV/AIDS cases are increasing.
May 28, 2014
Today, 2.1 billion people – nearly 30% of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, according to a new, first-of-its kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The rise in global obesity rates over the last three decades has been substantial and widespread, presenting a major public health epidemic in both the developed and the developing world.
May 28, 2014
The vast majority of American adults are overweight or obese, and weight is a growing problem among US children
An estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Nearly three-quarters of American men and more than 60% of women are obese or overweight. These are also major challenges for America’s children – nearly 30% of boys and girls under age 20 are either obese or overweight, up from 19% in 1980.
May 2, 2014
Since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality, millions of lives have been saved globally, a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows.
November 13, 2013
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) will release a new policy report, The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy – European Union and Free Trade Association Regional Edition, at the 6th European Public Health Conference in Brussels.
September 4, 2013
Health landscape in six regions reveals rapid progress made and daunting challenges from hundreds of diseases, injuries, risk factors
In the Middle East and North Africa, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are causing a massive amount of premature death and disability. People in Latin America and the Caribbean are living longer on the whole, yet they face increasing threats from chronic diseases. Mortality has declined in many South Asian countries, yet the number of deaths by non-communicable diseases and self-harm has skyrocketed since 1990.
March 4, 2013
Online tools to be launched by Bill Gates and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reveal surprising picture for health in 187 countries.
December 13, 2012
Fewer people dying but more live with disability. Mental health disorders, pain, and injuries hindering people’s health. Obesity and high blood sugar replacing lack of food as leading risks.
April 19, 2012
Lifespan gap between counties grows; life expectancies for black Americans improve greatly.