Technology Review’s annual TR35 list honors Abraham Flaxman for pioneering improvements in measuring disease and gauging the effectiveness of health programs.
IHME study identifies discrepancies between national surveys tracking obesity; women appear to be more attuned to weight changes than men.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and IHME are launching an innovative, multiyear collaboration to create an integrated tracking system to monitor the health status of Saudi citizens and to inform health policy priorities.
Lifespan gap between counties grows; life expectancies for black Americans improve greatly.
A paper co-authored by Dr. Abraham Flaxman, Assistant Professor at IHME, has been given a Best Paper Award by ACM DEV 2012, the Second Annual Symposium on Computing for Development.
Malaria is killing more people worldwide than previously thought, but the number of deaths has fallen rapidly as efforts to combat the disease have ramped up.
Developed countries and funding agencies are putting the brakes on growth in development assistance for health, raising the possibility that developing countries will have an even harder time meeting the Millennium Development Goal deadline looming in 2015.
New research shows that innovative and improved methods for analyzing verbal autopsies – a method of determining individuals’ causes of death in countries without a complete vital registration system – are fast, effective, and inexpensive, and could be invaluable for countries struggling to understand disease trends.
An ambitious, large-scale HIV/AIDS public health program prevented an estimated 100,000 new infections over five years in the parts of India hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic, indicating that HIV prevention programs that target high-risk groups can reduce HIV rates in the broader population.
With four years left for countries to achieve international targets for saving the lives of mothers and children, more than half the countries around the world are lowering maternal mortality and child mortality at an accelerated rate, according to a new analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
The number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer are rising in most countries, especially in the developing world where more women are dying at younger ages, according to a new global analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated bed net are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
IHME faculty contributed articles to The Lancet’s special series on health in Japan, published August 30, 2011.
Esri, the world’s largest data mapping company, applauds the Institute’s ingenuity in tracking global health trends over time.
While people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy every year, most counties within the United States are falling behind, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Ali Mokdad, PhD, Professor of Global Health at IHME, was awarded the 2011 Warren J. Mitofsky Innovators Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR).
A wealth of maternal and child health data is being made immediately and freely accessible through a new collaboration between the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Reproductive Health.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has created a user-friendly, searchable data catalog for global health, public health, and demographic data. The Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) offers a robust search engine and intuitive user interface to make finding data easy.
Millions of people worldwide may be at risk of early death from diabetes and related cardiovascular illnesses because of poor diagnosis and ineffective treatment, a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington shows.
Join researchers, policymakers, and global health leaders from around the world to share groundbreaking advances in health measurement and tackle contentious debates at the first conference of its kind, “Global Health Metrics & Evaluation: Controversies, Innovation, Accountability.”
The worst global economic crisis in decades has not stopped public and private donors from giving record amounts of money to health assistance for developing countries, according to a new report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
In countries susceptible to malaria the number of households that own an insecticide-treated bed net – the chief defense against mosquitos – has grown 16 times over the past decade, according to new research.
An innovative program in India that pays women to give birth in a health facility appears to be saving newborns’ lives and lowering the number of stillbirths, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI).
Worldwide mortality in children younger than 5 years has dropped from 11.9 million deaths in 1990 to 7.7 million deaths in 2010, a rate of decline that is faster than expected, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.
Women’s health is improving faster than men’s, and high-income countries such as the US trail countries that spend less on health care, including Costa Rica, Tunisia, and Albania.