On March 5, 2013, IHME will unveil new tools for identifying health challenges for countries and developing policies to meet those challenges. IHME Director Christopher Murray will join Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and University of Washington President Michael Young to discuss the implications that the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) findings have for health policy worldwide, and how GBD can be viewed as a platform for future collaborative research.

Following the launch of regional results from GBD 2010, it became clear that country-level estimates are necessary in order to better assist policymakers and donors in making informed decisions about global health. IHME has created a suite of new data visualization tools to allow countries to see how they are performing in comparison to their peers and to allow researchers new ways to view levels and trends in health.

Trevor Mundel, President of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program, will explain how making GBD a continuous resource and expanding the global network of GBD collaborators will provide the framework for establishing health as a priority in every country.

Join us for the event by watching the live webcast ( commencing at 9 a.m. PST, on March 5, 2013.

Also join us on Twitter @IHME_UW and to discuss the new tools, country trends, and policy implications.