A new scientific study provides the first evidence-based assessment of pandemic potential in Africa prior to outbreaks and identifies ways to prevent them.
October 11, 2017
September 25, 2017
'Precision public health:’ 5 x 5 kilometer mapping identifies significant differences in child deaths throughout Africa
A mapping system enabling global health researchers to examine communities in 5-by-5-kilometer blocks finds significant differences in child death rates within African nations.
October 10, 2016
The most detailed map ever created showing the scourge of deaths from malaria was released as a part of a new scientific analysis of the mosquito-borne disease. The paper finds a continent-wide decline in malaria death rates over the past 25 years, a steep 57% drop that followed a period of stagnation in West Africa and an escalation in Central Africa.
March 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fred Hutch, Pelton Auditorium 1100 Fairview Avenue North
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
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.
April 22, 2016
As the Zika virus advances, new science is emerging that can help decision-makers as they strive to stay ahead of this rapidly evolving situation. Thanks to IHME Professor Simon Hay and colleagues, policymakers in the US and the UK now have detailed information about where Zika could spread next.
April 20, 2016
After the 2014-2015 West African Ebola outbreak, Dr. David Pigott, IHME Assistant Professor, and Prof. Simon Hay, IHME Director of Geospatial Science, became interested in understanding areas at greatest risk of future Ebola virus disease outbreaks. They decided to apply geospatial analysis techniques, used to improve the spatial resolution at which we map diseases, to create an Ebola Mapping Tool that produces a geographical picture of the potential risk of an Ebola outbreak in Africa.