Brother and sister team Jørn Braa and Kristin Braa created and manage the District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2), a low-cost, open-source tool for collecting and analyzing health data at the community level, which is now used in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries.
November 20, 2020
June 11, 2019
Dr. Richard Horton, the “activist editor” of the international medical journal The Lancet, is receiving the Roux Prize, given annually to individuals on the front lines of global health innovation in data science.
September 28, 2018
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.
October 4, 2017
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.
September 29, 2016
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.
October 21, 2015
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Former Minister of Health of Rwanda, used Global Burden of Disease 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.
September 29, 2014
Dr. Rodrigo Guerrero used scientific detective work to determine the factors driving violence, the number-one cause of early death and disability in Colombia.