A Filipino epidemiologist and professor, Dr. John Q. Wong, has been awarded $100,000 for using health data to identify the most taxing health problems in the Philippines, helping his country expand health coverage and reduce the costs involved.
An animation to accompany the study titled, "Health in times of uncertainty in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013."
GBD 2015, the next update of GBD, will be fully aligned with the suggestions outlined in the Guidelines for Accurate and Transparent Health Estimates Reporting (GATHER) Statement
IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray presents the latest findings from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD), the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends and worldwide. He discusses the conclusions of four capstone papers recently published in The Lancet. Key points relate to child and adult mortality; causes of death; communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional disorders; non-communicable diseases; injuries and risk factors.
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, a trained pediatrician and Fomer 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 used 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.
IHME Director Christopher Murray explains the amazing drop in child mortality since 2000 and how the Millennium Development Goals helped in The Gates Notes.
IHME Director Christopher Murray explains the amazing drop in maternal mortality since 2000 and how the Millennium Development Goals helped in The Gates Notes.
IHME Director Christopher Murray explains the amazing drop in HIV related deaths since 2000 and how the Millennium Development Goals helped in The Gates Notes.
"Dr. Chris Murray and his team at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation launched the Global Burden of Disease, using data from researchers around the world. The idea behind Chris's work is simple: We can't cure what we don't understand. If we know what the biggest killers are, we can make sure our efforts to save lives are aimed at the right things." - Bill Gates
The policy report Financing Global Health 2014: Shifts in Funding as the MDG Era Closes launched at an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
IHME Director Christopher Murray presents at the 2015 EAT Food Forum on nutrition, health, and environmental sustainability.
Fareed digs into the surprising results of the Global Burden of Disease data, a study about dying that can help people around the world live longer.
When Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero was elected mayor of Cali, Colombia, he knew that violence was killing more people in his city than anything else. Using scientific methods, he created a violence prevention program that led to a 33% drop in homicides.
Chief Data and Technology Officer Peter Speyer presents at Digital Health Days in Stockholm, in a session titled “How disruptive technology changes the world.”
Despite the trillions of dollars invested into health care annually, we rarely collect systematically the end results of care – outcomes. Lacking outcome data, providers are unable to learn how good they are compared to their peers and where they can improve. This general ignorance also affects patients and payers: patients are unable to select providers who can best treat their condition, and payment is based on activity rather than results.
Overdiagnosis occurs when a tumor is detected by screening but, in the absence of screening, that tumor would never have become symptomatic within the lifetime of the patient. Thus, an overdiagnosed tumor is a true extra diagnosis due solely to the existence of the screening test. Patients who are overdiagnosed cannot, by definition, be helped by the diagnosis, but they can be harmed, particularly if they are treated.
Censuses and surveys have been the primary sources of information on mobility and migration. However, concerns with these data include sample size, detail, accuracy, and expense.
Adolescents and young adults make up over a quarter of the global population. They can also be considered the most pervasively neglected group in global health. Yet a quiet revolution is now bringing a recognition that adolescents are central in almost every major challenge in global health. Bringing greater visibility to adolescents and their health has been an important facet of that recognition.
Much of what we take for granted in health care starts as a study published in a scientific journal. Studies can be complex, highly specific, and full of caveats, and yet, in order for them to be actionable, they need to be translated into real-world application.
Professor LeVeque will introduce some of the techniques he has found most valuable in the context of Clawpack, an open-source software effort he has been leading for 20 years, and tsunami hazard assessment, one specific application of this software where accountability and reproducibility are particularly important.
The WHO Commission on the Social Determinants of Health presented evidence on the importance of a long list of social determinants of health in its final report in 2008, but policymakers find it difficult to translate the careful work of the Commission into concrete action because it remains unclear what interventions to prioritize. The objective of this paper is to determine a small set of social determinants for which there is empirical evidence of influence on population health, using Extreme Bound Analysis, a technique originally developed for models of economic growth. We estimate panel data models of life expectancy for countries of differing income levels using the World Bank’s World Development Indicators for the years 1990 to 2012. We address problems of missing data with multiple imputation techniques.
Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity launches at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a public policy institution based in Washington, DC.
Comparing the burden of aging across countries hinges on the availability of valid and comparable indicators. The Old Age Dependency Ratio allows only a limited assessment of the challenges of aging, because it does not include information on any individual characteristics except age itself. Existing alternative indicators based on health or economic activity suffer from measurement and comparability problems.