Alongside leaders from the nonprofit world, industry, and health care organizations, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) recently joined a new coalition to improve cancer diagnostics and treatment in developing countries.
China has made enormous strides in health over the course of the past three decades, including a significant drop in child mortality, a leap in life expectancy, and a sizeable shift in the pattern of causes of death. But these gains are not shared equally among China’s provinces, some of which have health records similar to many developing countries, while others resemble the United States or Western Europe.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a trained pediatrician and Minister of Health of Rwanda, is the second winner of the Roux Prize, a US$100,000 award for turning evidence into health impact and the largest prize of its kind. Dr. Binagwaho has been using Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data and evidence from the Ministry’s own data-gathering efforts to ensure the country’s limited resources are saving the most lives and reducing suffering.
Le Dr Agnes Binagwaho, pédiatre de formation et ministre de la Santé du Rwanda, est la deuxième personnalité à remporter le prix Roux, une récompense de 100 000 USD pour avoir utiliser des faits établis dans le cadre de l’amélioration de la santé. C’est le plus important prix de ce genre au niveau international. Le Dr Binagwaho a utilisé les données du Global Burden of Disease (GBD, charge mondiale de morbidité) et les résultats recueillis grâce aux efforts de son propre ministère pour s’assurer que les ressources limitées du pays sauvent le plus de vies possible et diminuent les souffrances de la population.
The University of Washington Press has published An Integrative Metaregression Framework for Descriptive Epidemiology, an in-depth explanation of the methods underlying the morbidity estimation in the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, US, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to generate state-level disease burden and risk factor estimates to improve health programs and planning in India.
Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025 – according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart disease from the Global Burden of Disease project.
The most detailed mapping of malaria to date shows tremendous progress over the past two decades in sub-Saharan Africa and the promise of fewer infections and deaths in the years to come, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
A wide range of avoidable risk factors to health – ranging from air pollution to poor diets to unsafe water – account for a growing number of deaths and a significant amount of disease burden, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries.
Fewer Americans are dying from diseases attributable to high systolic blood pressure and high total cholesterol, but more lives are being claimed by ailments associated with high body mass index, high fasting plasma glucose, and smoking, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries.
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.
People around the world are living longer, even in some of the poorest countries, but a complex mix of fatal and nonfatal ailments cause a tremendous amount of health loss, according to a new analysis of all major diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
The world invested more than $200 billion to improve health in lower-income countries over the past 15 years. Global health financing increased significantly after 2000, when the United Nations established the Millennium Development Goals, which included a strong focus on health. This trend in funding has only recently started to change, according to new research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
People across the US are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries – including low back pain, major depressive disorder, and diabetes – decline more slowly than death rates, according to a new analysis of 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
People across the world are living longer but spending more time in ill health as rates of nonfatal diseases and injuries – including diabetes and hearing loss – decline more slowly than death rates, according to a new analysis of 301 diseases and injuries in 188 countries.
New cases of virtually all types of cancer are rising in countries globally – regardless of income – but the death rates from cancer are falling in many countries, according to a new analysis of 28 cancer groups in 188 countries.
Breast cancer continues to account for the highest number of new cancer cases among women in the US and prostate cancer has the highest number of incident cancer cases for men, according to a new study in the journal JAMA Oncology. But lung cancer claims the lives of the most men and women.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an agreement to improve data used to generate estimates of levels and trends in health.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) released groundbreaking research on educational attainment worldwide on Friday, May 1, at the Population Association of America 2015 Annual Meeting, which draws demographers, sociologists, economists, and public health professionals from all over the world.
Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level drinking patterns in the United States.
Published in April 2015, Epic Measures: One Doctor, Seven Billion Patients tells the story of IHME Director Christopher Murray’s quest to gain a truer understanding of how we live and how we die.
Coverage for a number of child health interventions increased across districts in Zambia, a success story that corresponds with the country’s improving rates of childhood survival. Yet results were less promising for more routine services that require multiple contacts with the health system, particularly those pertaining to maternal health.
Globally, the number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases increased by 41% between 1990 and 2013, climbing from 12.3 million deaths to 17.3 million deaths. Over the same period, death rates within specific age groups dropped by 39%, according to an analysis of data from 188 countries. Death rates from cardiovascular diseases were steady or fell in every region of the world except Western sub-Saharan Africa, where the rates increased.
Several nationally representative datasets detailing facility-level information ranging from stock-outs of essential medicines to patient volumes are now publicly available – a multicountry resource viewed as critical to assessing health facility performance, costs of producing health services, and how patients interact with their health systems.
Health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa report providing a range of health services, but deficits in stocking critical medical supplies and equipment may compromise their full capacity to deliver care. This is one of many findings from the Access, Bottlenecks, Costs, and Equity (ABCE) project, a multicountry study that aims to assess the drivers of health system performance and costs of care.