Global Health InsightsDive into the latest trending topics in global health with IHME’s Global Health Insights blog. Our health researchers explain the significance of new studies, share data related to current events, and help you understand the story behind the numbers.
IHME Director Chris Murray shares the importance of understanding the emerging health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
IHME Director Chris Murray's COVID recommendation for this fall? Be vigilant and get your booster.
About 15% of people over the age of 30 have osteoarthritis. We discuss the implications for population health with IHME researchers Dr. Jaimie Steinmetz and Dr. Liane Ong, as well as University of British Columbia's Dr. Jack Kopec.
July 2023 has been the hottest month on record globally. IHME Director Chris Murray explains how climate change will impact population health in the years to come, from food insecurity to higher rates of drowning.
A new study shows that antimicrobial resistance (AMR)is a significant threat in all 35 countries in the Americas causing 2 distinct problems: a high burden of infectious diseases & countries where a concerning proportion of infections involve AMR. We discuss the research with co-authors Lucien Swetschinski and Daniel Araki, as well as Dr. Gisela Robles Aguilar of Oxford University.
A new study shows that anemia impacts one in four people around the world, primarily women of childbearing age and children under the age of five.
Maternal mortality is a public health crisis in the United States. From 1999 and 2019, US maternal mortality more than doubled, according to a new study published by IHME and Mass General Brigham.
In honor of Pride month, we sat down with Dr. Shanna Stryker (MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at the University of Cincinnati) to better understand her work with LGBTQIA+ patients, the structural and social health care barriers they face, the way policy and politics directly affect LGBTQIA+ health, and the role the GBD data could play to inform health disparities across the various determinants, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
More people are living with diabetes now than ever before, and we expect numbers to continue increasing, with 1.3 billion cases in 2050. We discuss the new findings with Dr. Liane Ong and Lauryn Stafford, who recently published their research.
Despite being considered a “rare” disease, sickle cell affects a huge number of people in some parts of the world, like Africa and South Asia. We speak with Dr. Nick Kassebaum, Dr. Theresa McHugh, and Azalea Thomson about their recent research.
Low back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world. We speak with Professor Manuela Ferreira, Dr. Jaimie Steinmetz, and Dr. Garland Culbreth, who recently published a study exploring the contributing risk factors and impacts of low back pain.
In this episode of Global Health Insights, we explore the impact of air pollution and smoking on chronic respiratory diseases, particularly for people in East and South Asia.
"It's moving from essentially a new threat to something that we are learning to live with." - Dr. Christopher Murray, IHME Director.
IHME researchers studying health disparities in the US share the impacts of race and ethnicity on life expectancy, COVID-19 outcomes, and more.
Which states fared the best in the fight against COVID? And which political, social, and economic factors had the biggest impact on their outcomes?