Malaria caused over 1.2 million deaths worldwide in 2010, twice the number found in the most recent comprehensive study of the disease. While malaria is traditionally considered a childhood disease, this study shows that there is a significant disease burden in adults.
February 2, 2012
September 19, 2011
Progress towards Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 on maternal and child mortality: an updated systematic analysis
More than half of the countries around the world are lowering maternal and child mortality at an accelerated rate, according to a study conducted by researchers at IHME and the University of Queensland.
September 6, 2011
Net benefits: a multicountry analysis of observational data examining associations between insecticide-treated mosquito nets and health outcomes
Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN), also known as bed nets, are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease, according to new study.
September 18, 2010
Increased educational attainment and its effect on child mortality in 175 countries between 1970 and 2009: a systematic analysis
In addition to the inherent importance of education and its essential role in economic growth, education and health are strongly related. We updated previous systematic assessments of educational attainment, and estimated the contribution of improvements in women’s education to reductions in child mortality in the past 40 years.
August 17, 2010
Rapid scaling-up of insecticide-treated bed net coverage in Africa and its relationship with development assistance for health: A systematic synthesis of supply, distribution, and household survey data
Bed net distribution and use has expanded rapidly across Africa, especially in countries that have received significant health aid for malaria prevention efforts, research shows. The study makes use of an innovative statistical tool that could have broader application in other public health settings.
June 7, 2010
This detailed report includes data on mortality trends for more than 180 countries over two decades. Researchers at IHME, working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland, gathered vital registration data, censuses, surveys, and other sources to create datasets that were more than twice as large as those available for previous studies on maternal and child mortality.
June 6, 2010
India’s Janani Suraksha Yojana, a conditional cash transfer programme to increase births in health facilities: an impact evaluation
A program in India that pays women to give birth in a health facility appears to be saving newborns’ lives and lowering the number of stillbirths, as demonstrated by research conducted by IHME.
May 24, 2010
Neonatal, postneonatal, childhood, and under-5 mortality for 187 countries, 1970–2010: a systematic analysis of progress towards Millennium Development Goal 4
Mortality in children younger than 5 years is falling in every region of the world, dropping from 11.9 million deaths in 1990 to 7.7 million deaths in 2010, according to research by IHME. These figures represent a 35% reduction in under-5 mortality within 10 years, a rate of decline that was faster than expected.
April 30, 2010
The most comprehensive assessment to date of global adult mortality shows how health disparities among countries and between men and women are widening around the world.
April 13, 2010
Research shows that new analytical methods can measure child mortality more accurately and less expensively, enabling policymakers to respond more quickly to pressing public health concerns. The study shows how these new methods can be used to evaluate mortality trends in specific regions, revealing health disparities.
March 31, 2010
Research shows that more than 44,000 Iranian children under the age of 15 died due to injuries between 2001 and 2006, making injuries the leading cause of death among children in Iran.
May 1, 2009
Iran has the highest death rate resulting from road traffic accidents of any country in the world, according to a study conducted by IHME researchers.
December 13, 2008
Tracking progress towards universal childhood immunisation and the impact of global initiatives: a systematic analysis of three-dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis immunisation coverage
Research conducted at IHME examines the number of children receiving diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP3) immunizations in 193 countries from 1986 to 2006.
June 20, 2008
Fifty years of violent war deaths from Vietnam to Bosnia: analysis of data from the world health survey programme
War causes more deaths than previously estimated, according by researchers at IHME and Harvard Medical School.
April 22, 2008
The reversal of fortunes: trends in county mortality and cross-county mortality disparities in the United States
Despite gains in overall life expectancy in the United States between 1961 and 1999, the life expectancy of a significant segment of the population is actually declining or, at best, stagnating, according to new research.
September 22, 2007
Can we achieve Millennium Development Goal 4? New analysis of country trends and forecasts of under-5 mortality to 2015
Research shows that for the world as a whole, there has been little improvement in the reduction of child mortality within the last three decades.