Only three African countries are expected to meet the global target for exclusive breastfeeding, “an unparalleled source of nutrition for newborns and infants, no matter where they are born,” according to a global health expert. A new study, published in Nature Medicine, finds areas of persistent low prevalence in countries that have made progress overall. Detailed maps accompanying the analysis reveal vulnerable populations, especially those living in rural areas and in extreme poverty.
July 22, 2019
Despite substantial progress, only three African nations expected to meet global breastfeeding goals
June 19, 2019
New research published today in The Lancet examines high-resolution images in areas where the fight to defeat malaria is succeeding and where it has stalled. Two studies present the most comprehensive picture to date of the Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum parasites, which cause the majority of the global malaria burden.
June 10, 2019
Research published today in Nature Microbiology paints a startling new picture of where dengue, the world’s fastest-growing mosquito-borne virus, will spread to put more than 6 billion people at risk toward the end of the century. The study predicts risk to increase in the southeastern United States, coastal areas of China and Japan, and inland regions of Australia, based on researchers’ analysis of climate change data, urbanization, and resources and expertise available to control the virus. However, the biggest changes are predicted to occur in nations where dengue is already endemic.
March 17, 2017
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February 25, 2016
IHME Director of Geospatial Science Simon I. Hay will lead a workshop focused on Ebola virus disease (EVD) February 25–26, in Accra, Ghana, through a joint partnership between the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) and the INDEPTH Network, with funding support from the Paul G. Allen Ebola Program.
Acting on data
March 14, 2019
As a world leader promoting the health of children and mothers, UNICEF and its partners work to save the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable, in part by having hyper-local data at their fingertips. Recently, UNICEF and its partners started using maps from the Local Burden of Disease (LBD) project, an initiative led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), in one of their flagship data dashboards, the Equitable Impact Sensitive Tool (EQUIST).
March 2, 2018
Precision maps reveal significant health and education disparities within African nations.
July 8, 2016
In the midst of a contentious Congressional battle over funding for Zika prevention and research, IHME is providing Congressional staff with objective information to guide decision-making.
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