A new scientific paper reveals striking variation in HIV prevalence at provincial and district levels. The paper, published in Nature, provides precise geographic estimates of HIV prevalence and numbers of people living with HIV to identify priority areas for health care support to reduce the burden of HIV.
May 15, 2019
April 11, 2019
Many African nations have made substantial progress in vaccinating children against life-threatening diseases; however, within countries wide discrepancies remain, according to a new scientific study. The proportion of children receiving the full infant series of three vaccinations against diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT3) increased in almost three quarters of districts in Africa between 2000 and 2016. In 29 of 52 nations studied, however, coverage with DPT3 varied by more than 25% at the district level, highlighting substantial variation within countries.
September 19, 2018
New high-resolution maps pinpoint areas across Africa with concentrations of child deaths from diarrhea and show uneven progress over 15 years to mitigate the problem. The study, covering 2000 to 2015, maps the entire African continent in 5x5 square kilometer units and was published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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
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.