Since 1990, Kenya has made tremendous progress in addressing pressing health priorities such as maternal and child health, as well as communicable diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis. This was noted in a report entitled “The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy in Kenya,” which is the first of its kind in the country. The report was produced jointly by the International Center for Humanitarian Affairs and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
July 11, 2016
December 3, 2015
Uganda is succeeding on several fronts in child health and development, according to a new study by researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Nonetheless, large disparities between the health trends found in Kampala, Uganda’s urban epicenter and capital, and other areas of the country have endured over time.
September 1, 2015
Childhood survival improved in every state in Nigeria, but in many places rates of malnutrition have increased since 2000. Polio immunization rose throughout the country, yet rates of coverage for other vaccines flatlined or faltered over time. Stark geographic disparities deepened for a number of interventions, underscoring many of the challenges facing Nigeria’s health system.
April 7, 2016
Assistant Professor Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, will give the talk “The maternal health gap: how the United States lags in infant and maternal mortality,” at Health Journalism 2016, the Association of Health Care Journalists’ annual meeting. IHME data show that the US was one of only eight countries whose maternal death rates increased between 2003 and 2013.
February 3, 2016
IHME Director Christopher Murray will be a keynote speaker at the Improving Efficiency in Health conference. Dr.
October 18, 2015
Professor Ali Mokdad will give the talk “Data driving changes: Salud Mesoamérica 2015 (SM2015) experience using innovative tools to reduce the equity gap” as part of a session on using data to improve health systems’ ability to respond to challeng
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