Think Global Health

Think Global Health launched in 2020 as a joint initiative of the  Council on Foreign Relations and IHME. Browse the articles written by IHME authors and published on the Think Global Health website.

Recommendations, analyses, forecasts, interviews, and data visualizations on the site have been circulated widely and many have been featured in or cited by news outlets including the New York Times, BBC, and many others. Think Global Health was nominated for a Webby Award in 2021 and 2022.


A neglected challenge of mental health

Latin American and Caribbean countries rank among the world’s happiest, but mental health remains an undiscussed issue.


Just how do deaths due to COVID-19 stack up?

Since the beginning of 2020, COVID has accounted for nearly 1 in 20 deaths globally. This makes it the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide, second-leading in the US, and number one in Brazil, England, France, and Mexico, among others.