Evaluating malaria program impact is a complicated endeavor, and funding for these programs has declined in recent years. Being able to pinpoint what interventions have worked is now more critical than ever. IHME researchers shared their data-driven methods and findings from Zambia at a global malaria conference.
Data visualizations, big data, innovative research techniques, and turning evidence into action dominated IHME’s outreach over the past few months, with faculty and staff presenting at multiple venues. Here is a recap of recent events.
Researchers from around the globe have been collaborating with IHME as Global Burden of Disease experts. We are building and sustaining an even larger and more diverse network of individuals with expertise in specific diseases, injuries, risk factors, and impairments and the epidemiological profiles of individual countries.
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010 (GBD 2010) provided a strong foundation for further research, with several analyses published on the burden of different conditions. IHME’s work in spatial modeling and mortality estimation was represented in print as well.
The verbal autopsy method was developed to help identify causes of death in countries where vital registration systems are incomplete or nonexistent, as is the case in many developing countries. IHME faculty and staff traveled to Greece to introduce a new verbal autopsy tool at an international conference.