A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, titled "Fertility, mortality, migration, and population scenarios for 195 countries and territories from 2017 to 2100: a forecasting analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study" estimates the global population in 2100, including four alternative scenarios based on progress toward two key drivers of fertility rates: women’s education, and access to reproductive health.
Check out the new alternative scenarios in our COVID-19 Projections tool.
An animation depicting change in mask use worldwide from April 26 to June 2, 2020.
Get the most out of our COVID-19 Projections tool with this short tutorial.
Dr. Chris Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation explains a new focus on forecasting possible relaxation of social distancing.
IHME Editorial Coordinator, Rebecca Sirull, talks about her experience participating in a clinical trial for a potential COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Christopher Murray, Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, describes the trajectory of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic based on new data analyses and forecasting.
Preparedness is key when tackling a novel pathogen like 2019-nCoV. Dr. David Pigott, assistant professor and spatial epidemiologist at IHME, discusses the importance of prevention, detection, and treatment in response to an epidemic.
An animation to accompany the study, "Mapping disparities in education across low- and middle-income countries."
The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has applied burden of disease research in innovative ways to improve population health. We are now accepting nominations for 2020.
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Mapping 123 million neonatal, infant, and child deaths between 2000 and 2017."
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Mortality, morbidity, and risk factors in China and its provinces 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017."
Dr. Richard Horton, the “activist editor” of the international medical journal The Lancet, has been honored for his accomplishments as one of the world’s most “committed, articulate, and influential advocates for population health.”
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017."
Dr. John Nkengasong and Dr. Laura Dwyer Lindgren discuss a new study on mapping HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Tracking spending on malaria by source in 106 countries, 2000–16: an economic modelling study."
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Global, regional, and national burden of neurological disorders, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016."
Panelists discuss the links between democratic governance and global health.
Verbal autopsy (VA) is a method of determining individuals’ causes of death and cause-specific mortality fractions in populations without a complete vital registration system. Dr. Abraham Flaxman explains the importance of verbal autopsy and how updated software is improving this method.
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variet
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Forecasting life expectancy, years of life lost, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 250 causes of death: reference and alternative scenarios for 2016–40 for 195 countries and territories using data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016."
Dr. Cynthia Maung, a Burmese physician and director of a clinic in Thailand, will be awarded $100,000 for using health data to improve the lives of refugees, migrant workers, and internally displaced people along the Burmese-Thai border.
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Variation in childhood diarrheal morbidity and mortality in Africa, 2000–2015."
IHME commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu, which reportedly caused one-third of the world to become sick and killed an estimated 100 million people. It was possibly the deadliest epidemic in human history. The resulting public health response set forth new standards and new fields of research in population health to help prevent and prepare for future outbreaks.
An animation created for World Suicide Prevention Day (2018).