Dr. Meghnath Dhimal, Chief Research Officer of the Nepal Health Research Council, discusses the how the council and Ministry of Health & Population utilizes Global Burden of Disease Study data and information.
Dr. Mathilde Touvier, Head of the Nutritional Epidemiology Research at Sorbonne Paris Nord University, shares how the Global Burden of Disease study allows her research team to "efficiently improve nutritional prevention of chronic diseases."
Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, Minister of Health of Indonesia 2012-2014 and IHME Board Member, is a pediatrician and public health expert. She says that, "open access to the GBD data, and tools for analysis on the IHME website, has increased the number of people making use of data-based analysis and policy development for public health.
Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement at Public Health England, describes how the agency regularly provides insights and ideas to the annual Global Burden of Disease Study, and uses information from the study to influence health policy.
Professor Shuhei Nomura of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Keio University in Japan shares how he uses Global Burden of Disease Study data to advance health policy for prefectures, nationwide nutrition, and resource allocation.
Professor Peter Keiyoro of the University of Nairobi in Kenya, a collaborator of the Global Burden of Disease Study for six years, describes how the GBD has guided the Kenyan government into a national universal health coverage program. Additionally, GBD data laid the foundation for the Kenyan government to launch a pilot program that addresses water availability, sanitation, nutrition, child hygiene, under-five mortality, maternal health, and insurance coverage and health policies.
Global Burden of Disease Study, convened by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is the most comprehensive global health study to date. It analyzes 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories.
El director de IHME y principal modelador de COVID-19, el Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray, explica qué es la inmunidad colectiva y por qué es poco probable que las comunidades hayan alcanzado la inmunidad colectiva, y ciertamente no se ha alcanzado en los Estados Unidos ni en Europa.
Herd immunity is not an effective strategy for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. IHME Director and lead COVID-19 modeler Dr. Christopher Murray busts myths about the strategy and provides insights on more effective solutions to the global crisis.
Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray discusses key assumptions behind our COVID-19 model's forecast of a winter surge in COVID-19 deaths: seasonality and declining vigilance with mask-wearing and social distancing.
IHME Director Dr. Christopher J.L. Murray discusses a key assumption in IHME's COVID-19 model as of September 3, 2020 — seasonality.
Universal health coverage is defined as all people receiving quality health services without incurring financial hardship. The paper, part of the Global Burden of Disease study, was published today in the international medical journal The Lancet. Researchers focused only on measuring service coverage, developing a new framework to capture how well countries align health services with the needs of the population and how well or poorly those services contribute to people’s health.
Dr. Angela Michah introduces the 2019 Financing Global Health report and explains key topics.
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.
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.
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.”
Dr. John Nkengasong and Dr. Laura Dwyer Lindgren discuss a new study on mapping HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
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.
IHME Director Christopher Murray discusses a new study, published in JAMA, that covers 1990 to 2016. It is the most comprehensive state-by-state health assessment ever undertaken and includes estimates of prevalence, incidence, death, life expectancy, and several other summary health metrics for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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 relevant United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
IHME Professor Dr. Joseph Dieleman discusses findings from a new study published in JAMA, "Factors Associated With Increases in US Health Care Spending, 1996-2013."
Dr. Samba Sow, a Malian physician and Professor at the University of Maryland, will receive $100,000 for using health data to save children’s lives through a comprehensive vaccination program.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) announces the foundation’s commitment to invest $279 million in IHME to expand its work over the next decade.