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.
September 19, 2018
July 12, 2018
A new scientific study finds 93 million people live in remote areas with venomous snakes and, if bitten, face a greater likelihood of dying than those in urban settings because of poor access to anti-venom medications. The study, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet.
February 28, 2018
A new scientific study finds that while nearly all nations in Africa have at least one region where children’s health is improving, not a single country is expected to end childhood malnutrition by 2030, an objective of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
October 11, 2017
A new scientific study provides the first evidence-based assessment of pandemic potential in Africa prior to outbreaks and identifies ways to prevent them.
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.
July 14, 2016
New study expands on previous Ebola findings and launches new interactive data tool.
April 19, 2016
The Southeastern US, including much of Texas through to Florida, has ideal conditions for spread of Zika virus according to a new study published in eLife.