Improvements in sanitation, immunizations, indoor air quality, and nutrition have enabled children in poor countries to live longer over the past 25 years, according to a new scientific analysis of more than 300 diseases and injuries in 195 countries and territories.
October 6, 2016
September 28, 2016
A Filipino epidemiologist and professor has been awarded $100,000 for using health data to identify the most taxing health problems in the Philippines, helping his country expand health coverage and reduce the costs involved. The award is part of the annual Roux Prize offered by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent global health research organization at the University of Washington in Seattle.
September 27, 2016
Though the rate of HIV/AIDS-related deaths in Namibia has decreased since its peak in 2005, in 2013 it remained the leading cause of death for all ages. In addition, while life expectancy in Namibia declined between 1990 and 2004 – largely due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic – it has rebounded. However, 2013 life expectancy for both sexes is slightly below 1990 levels. These findings come from a new report of Namibia health indicators.
October 7, 2016
Development is not destiny: Launching the 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study
The World Bank, The Lancet, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington co-host an event to launch the 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD). Please join us on Friday, October 7, at 9:30 am ET in Washington, DC or via our online webcast.
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