Ali Mokdad has been named the chief strategy officer for Population Health at the University of Washington, President Ana Mari Cauce announced today. In this new role he will be responsible for collaboratively setting and executing the UW’s vision and strategy for the Population Health Initiative, a 25-year effort to create a world where all people can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.
Lifestyle-related cancers, such as lung, colorectal, and skin cancers, have increased globally over the past decade, according to the most comprehensive analysis of cancer-related health outcomes and patterns ever conducted.
The World Health Organization and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) have formally agreed to collaborate in improving the accuracy, timeliness, and policy-relevance of health data. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed today will result in increased awareness and understanding of health problems globally, as well as the evaluation of strategies to address them.
While health care access and quality have improved generally over the past several years, advancements in many countries have been slow or nonexistent as compared to the previous decade, according to a new scientific study.
Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first long-term and comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease.
An estimated 5.4 billion people globally are expected to be covered under some form of universal health care by 2030, up from 4.3 billion in 2015, but far below the related target in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, according to a new scientific study.
Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death worldwide according to the State of Global Air 2018, the annual report and interactive website published today at www.stateofglobalair.org by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
States whose residents suffered from high rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) a generation ago are now achieving much higher levels of healthy life, according to the most extensive state-by-state health study ever conducted.
Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted.
Health facilities in India report providing a range of health services, but a lack of key equipment, medical tests, and medications may compromise their full capacity to deliver care. This is one of many findings from the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project in India, a study carried out across six states that aims to assess the drivers of health system performance and costs of care.
Deaths from infectious diseases have declined overall in the United States over the past three decades. However, the rates of decline varied significantly by counties, according to a new scientific study.
Deaths in the United States from drug use disorders between 1980 and 2014 increased overall by more than 600%, but in some counties the increases exceeded 5,000%, according to a new scientific study.
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).
A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the US’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.
A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation’s leading killers. The extent of this difference, however, varies significantly among the nation’s 29 states and seven union territories.
A new study finds that the cost of health care in the United States increased nearly $1 trillion from 1996 to 2013 and measures the causes behind this immense growth.
A new scientific study provides the first evidence-based assessment of pandemic potential in Africa prior to outbreaks and identifies ways to prevent them.
A Malian physician who also teaches at the University of Maryland will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program. Dr. Samba Sow generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases.
Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30% overall in the US, although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by JAMA.
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.
Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a “triad of troubles,” and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington is releasing new findings related to the Sustainable Development Goals in a scientific paper, a data visualization tool, and a report produced in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Depending on where you live, your life may be cut short by nearly two decades compared to others in your community, according to new census tract-level health analysis of Seattle and King County.
The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years, according to a new scientific study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.