A Malian physician who also teaches at the University of Maryland will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program. Dr. Samba Sow generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases.
October 4, 2017
September 14, 2017
New global study finds countries saving more lives, despite a ‘triad of troubles’ in obesity, violence, and mental illness
Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a “triad of troubles,” and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study.
September 5, 2017
Depending on where you live, your life may be cut short by nearly two decades compared to others in your community, according to new census tract-level health analysis of Seattle and King County.
September 27, 2017
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the international medical journal, The Lancet, cordially are honored to invite and others interested in population health to attend a special event with Bill Gates
September 25, 2017
As part of the GBD 20th symposium, IHME is pleased to offer a GBD Training Day, which provides opportunities for in-depth exploration and hands-on learning. Participants will learn from GBD experts and have opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world.
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