Highlights from the Financing Global Health 2017 report including trends in health spending, development assistance for health (DAH), HIV spending, and universal health coverage.
This is a summary of the findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) for all 50 of the United States and Washington, D.C., from 1990 through 2016. It is the most comprehensive and comparable study on US health to date, tracking 400+ diseases, injuries, and risk factors.
A new study finds that while the United States consistently has provided more funding for development assistance for health (DAH) than any other country, some high-income European nations have far surpassed the US’s assistance in per capita and other expenditure measurements.
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.
Dr. Sow generated and used metrics on the disease burden related to Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b disease – and used the metrics to secure political and financial support to vaccinate thousands of children against the disease. He spearheaded a nationwide delivery campaign for the vaccine, and, as a result, the country has seen an 80% decline in new Hib cases.
A visual summary of new findings detailing trends in spending and development assistance for health from the latest Financing Global Health 2016 report.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease study 2015, provides information on mortality resulting from assault by firearms in the United States and globally from 1990 to 2015.
Produced in conjunction with World Diabetes Day 2016, and a forum in Nairobi, Kenya, this infographic highlights the burden of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Africa. Diabetes rates have been rising across Africa, with higher rates seen in women than men in many countries.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) enerprise has consistently grown its collaborator base. At the time of the GBD 2015 launch in October 2016, there were 1,870 collaborators from 124 countries and 3 territories.
Dr. John Q. Wong, a Filipino epidemiologist and professor, has been awarded IHME's annual Roux Prize 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.
Improved health conditions and life expectancy over the past 20 years in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are being subverted by wars and civil unrest, according to a new scientific study.
AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries over the past decade, threatening to undermine efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new scientific paper shows.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 and published in JAMA, provides information on mortality for children and adolescents from four age groups, including both sexes, from 1990 to 2013. The top causes of death in developed versus developing countries, as well as mortality rates by World Health Organization (WHO) region, are illustrated.
The health of young people aged 10-24 years has emerged as a neglected, yet pressing, issue in global health and development.
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, provides information on changes in mortality rates for children younger than 5 years, for both sexes, from 1990 to 2013.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study, provides information about cardiovascular disease mortality and prevalence, and the effect of population change on cardiovascular mortality from 1990 through 2013.
This Visualizing Health Metrics infographic, based on the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, provides information about HIV incidence, mortality, and prevalence between 1990 and 2013.
Healthy diets can save lives, while unhealthy diets can cause diseases like diabetes and cancer. The ideal diet is high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts and seeds – and low in salt, trans fats, processed meats, and sugar-sweetened beverages.
Child deaths cut nearly in half since 1990, maternal deaths by almost a quarter. Pace accelerated after Millennium Development Goals were set, yet few countries on track to meet ambitious targets.
Globally, smoking prevalence — the percentage of the population that smokes every day — has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth.
Countries in the Arab world – from Saudi Arabia to Mauritania to Yemen – have made some significant health gains over the past two decades, including increases in life expectancy and swift reductions in child mortality.
What ails you isn't necessarily what kills you. While the world has done a tremendous job battling fatal illnesses - especially from infectious diseases - we are now living with more health problems that cause a lot of pain, impair our mobility, and prevent us from seeing, hearing, and thinking clearly.