By analyzing the distance to health facilities in areas at risk of outbreaks of infectious diseases, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has created a framework that shows how travel time can affect the spread of viral hemorrhagic fevers during an outbreak and how this information can help inform efforts to strengthen health systems.
January 3, 2020
October 16, 2019
A new study from IHME and its collaborators worldwide looks at how a child’s chance of dying before age 5 depends on where they live. When it comes to saving children’s lives, we have a lot of evidence about what works. Building on that strong foundation, these district-level maps are a helpful addition to policymakers’ toolkit, as they highlight places that have been left behind and require more attention.
May 15, 2019
HIV/AIDS remains the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa. As of 2017, 71% of the world’s HIV-positive population lived there. Before this study, differences in subnational HIV prevalence (the percentage of people with HIV) and the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) had not been examined comprehensively across sub-Saharan Africa at high spatial resolution.
January 10, 2019
IHME needs help in assembling a comprehensive database of the world’s geolocated health data.
July 25, 2018
Local Burden of Disease and Global Burden of Disease use many of the same types of data sources, such as censuses, household surveys, disease notifications, and vital and sample registration systems.
July 18, 2018
The Local Burden of Disease project aims to produce estimates and maps of health outcomes and related measures that cover entire continents at a local resolution of 5-by-5-kilometer areas.