Nearly two in three deaths worldwide are still undocumented, meaning no death certificate is produced to account for the death or what caused it. To fill this massive knowledge gap, newly updated software that can identify the underlying cause of death from a survey of people familiar with the final illness of the deceased was launched today (April 7, 2017).
May 15, 2017
December 15, 2015
Researchers have developed a revolutionary new app to capture accurate global cause of death data on tablets and mobile phones.
January 28, 2014
New research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) shows that verbal autopsy (VA) is a powerful and valid method for data gathering in low-resource settings and points to a newly developed tool as the analytic method of choice.
March 15, 2012
A paper co-authored by Dr. Abraham Flaxman, Assistant Professor at IHME, has been given a Best Paper Award by ACM DEV 2012, the Second Annual Symposium on Computing for Development.
October 31, 2011
New research shows that innovative and improved methods for analyzing verbal autopsies – a method of determining individuals’ causes of death in countries without a complete vital registration system – are fast, effective, and inexpensive, and could be invaluable for countries struggling to understand disease trends.